Children and Mental Health.

The Commissioner for Children in England has issued a report stating that a quarter of children with mental health issues were turned away from treatment in 2014 even if they had been suicidal. Waiting times for treatment can vary across the country from two weeks to several months and 13% of children with severe mental health issues can’t receive treatment. These facts and figures are stark testament to the fact that their’s not enough funding for treating mental health issues and not enough people trained to provide therapy and support to children with mental health issues. This situation must change. Helping a young person manage and over come mental health issues means that person has the chance to go on to lead a happy and healthy life. Without help and support a person may live a lifetime with mental health issues and this is an unnecessary tragedy.