Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children and young people are on waiting lists for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in (a) the UK, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Barnsley as of 10 June 2022.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults are on waiting lists, having been referred by a GP to mental health services in (a) the UK, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Barnsley as of 10 June 2022.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

This information is not held in the format requested as there are no overall waiting time standards. However, waiting times data are available for specific mental health services where a waiting time standard is in place. Data on access to psychological therapies, early intervention in psychosis and children and young people eating disorders is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-mental-health-dashboard/

In February 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement published the outcomes of the consultation on five new access and waiting time standards for mental health services. We are now working with NHS England and NHS Improvement on the next steps.

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