Improving children and young people’s mental health services

Grimm, Fiona, Alcock, Ben, Butler, Jessica, Fernandez Crespo, Roberto, Davies, Alisha, Peytrignet, Sebastien, Piroddi, Roberta ORCID: 0000-0002-1139-2949, Thorlby, Ruth and Tallack, Charles
(2022) Improving children and young people’s mental health services. [Internet Publication]

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Across the UK, the number of children and young people experiencing mental health problems is growing. Mental health services are expanding, but not fast enough to meet rising needs, leaving many children and young people with limited or no support. Too little is known about who receives care and crucially, who doesn’t. This briefing presents analysis from the Health Foundation’s Networked Data Lab (NDL) about children and young people’s mental health. The analysis from local teams across England, Scotland and Wales has highlighted three key areas for urgent investigation, to help ensure children and young people get the care they need. These are: rapid increases in mental health prescribing and support provided by GPs the prevalence of mental health problems among adolescent girls and young women stark socioeconomic inequalities across the UK. To inform national policy decisions and local service planning and delivery, the quality of data collection, analysis and the linkage of datasets across services and sectors need to be improved and used more effectively.

Item Type: Internet Publication
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health, health systems, Children and young people, health data analytics, Networked Data Lab
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 07:33
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 20:41
DOI: 10.37829/hf-2022-ndl1
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