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Young peo­ple re­ferred to a spe­cial­ist men­tal health ser­vice are wait­ing up to EIGHT MONTHS be­fore be­ing seen.

Of the 1,119 un­der-18s who were di­rected to the NHS La­nark­shire Child and Ado­les­cent Men­tal Health Ser­vice (CAMHS) between Oc­to­ber and De­cem­ber 2017, 33.1 per cent of them waited between 19 and 35 weeks be­fore re­ceiv­ing treat­ment, with 66.7 per cent wait­ing up to 18 weeks.

The fig­ures in­clude those who failed to at­tend ap­point­ments or re­fused treat­ment.

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Des­per­ate Young peo­ple can’t eas­ily ac­cess help they need

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