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Young People’s Mental Wellbeing

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 21st April 2020.

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Photo of Miles Briggs Miles Briggs Conservative

I take this opportunity to pay tribute to the many third sector organisations across Scotland that are helping to support many people and their families at this time. We know that waiting times for children’s mental health services in Scotland have doubled over the past decade, so we must act now to develop the support that will be needed as we come out of the Covid-19 lockdown.

How many young people have been referred to CAMHS in Scotland during the lockdown? What work have ministers undertaken to increase access to distress brief intervention services?