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Child Mental Health Motion, 20/07/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 20 July 2015 by Cara Hilton (Lab) on Child Mental Health Crisis in Scotland.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament believes that early detection and treatment can prevent mental health issues from deteriorating; is concerned therefore at recent figures suggesting that spending on child and adolescent mental health is 0.45% of NHS funding, compared with 0.75% in England; understands that, in any given year, 20% of schoolchildren have a mental health problem; criticises the Scottish Government on reports that it has allowed six NHS boards to fail to meet the 18-week waiting time target for child mental health appointments; notes with interest the studies conducted by the University of Strathclyde regarding the benefits of having counsellors in schools, and calls for further investment in treatment for child and adolescent mental health issues to allow it to reach a minimum of 1% of NHS funding.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 20 July 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 20 July 2015