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Mental Health Services: Young People

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of new cases were seen by specialist child and adolescent mental health services in (a) England and (b) the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust area within (i) four weeks, (ii) 13 weeks and (iii) 26 weeks in the last 12 months. (187932)

The information requested is shown in the following table. This information comes from the 2006-07 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Mapping Exercise which collates data on the provision of CAMHS in England. This was published in “A profile of child health, child and adolescent mental health and maternity services in England in 2007” (December 2007).

National health service provider

Avon and Wiltshire mental health partnership NHS trust

England

Total number of new cases in sample period1

124

29,078

<=4 weeks (percentage)

56

51

5 weeks to <=13 weeks (percentage)

26

36

14 weeks to <=26 weeks (percentage)

12

9

>26 weeks (percentage)

6

5

1 The sample for Tier 2/3 services was the month of November 2006 and for Tier 4 1 June to 30 November 2006.

Note:

Due to rounding figures may not total correctly.