Children’s charity releases data showing 60% of young people referred for specialist care by GP not receiving treatment

Sixty per cent of children and young people referred for specialist care by their GP are not receiving treatment, figures reveal.

Data from 32 NHS Trusts in England showed about 60% of under-18s who are referred to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) by their GP are not receiving treatment, according to figures obtained by Spurgeons children’s charity.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".