Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Children, Young People and Education Committee has serious concerns about services for young people with mental health problems in Wales. The concerns were raised in response to evidence from young people and their parents during the Committee’s inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Some of the things young people told us were:

‘CAMHS is rubbish’
‘CAMHS is useless – to make it better you need to start again’
‘Why is the Government funding CAMHS like it is now? Let’s just give up on these
mental health services – they ain’t no good’
‘Why fund statutory services when other services work better’
‘Therapy helps – like mindfulness and emotional wellbeing help’
 

 

Summary of young people’s evidence

Report: Inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services