Kenny Graham, Head of Education at Falkland House School, writes for Friends of the Scotsman on the need for greater action when it comes to addressing the mental health needs of children and young people.
We call on the Scottish Government to increase investment in mental health services for children and young people.
We call for the budget spent on mental health services for children and young people to be tripled in the forthcoming Scottish Budget.
It is our vision for Scotland to become a world leader in the care and support of vulnerable children and young people.
The SCSC calls for urgent action from the Scottish Government to increase investment in mental health services for children and young people. The call comes as half of Scotland's health boards fail to meet a maximum waiting time target.
The SCSC raises concern over a dramatic increase in the number of young people under-21 years of age being prescribed anti-depressants in Scotland. Diagnosis of a mental health problem should not be the only mechanism to trigger support, but it is often only then when interventions take place.
The SCSC calls for greater investment in mental health services after a study indicates that teenage girls in Scotland suffer some of the worst mental health problems in Europe and North America.
Sophie Pilgrim from the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition responds to the announcement by Nicola sturgeon of £54 million in funding for mental health services.
The coalition calls on the Scottish Government to act urgently to ensure that NHS Health Boards achieve waiting time targets for access to CAMHS.
A leading coalition of independent and third sector children and young people’s service providers has urged the Scottish Government to act urgently as new figures out today (24th September) indicate an increased number of children and young people (under-18) with […]