Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 5 March 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many attendances have been logged for people aged 18 years and under who attended A&E for (a) deliberate self-harm and (b) psychiatric conditions in England in each of the last three years.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The requested data is provided in the attached table.

Over the next five years, spending for children and young people’s mental health services will grow faster than the overall spend on mental health, which will itself be growing faster than the overall National Health Service budget. The increased investment will improve community services, provide more crisis care and provide better support for people with mental health issues.

It should be noted that changes in figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage.

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