Invest more money into CAHMS

To invest more money into CAHMS so they are able to recruit more staff to work with more young people who are struggling with mental health.

Why the contribution is important

This is important as it would help them to cut down wait times and it is really important to get professional support. It could mean that they could go into more schools and have more external support system. It is so important because so many young people go through stuff and so many people would not get through it without CAHMS. With more funding they would be able to offer more support. 

by ionarichards on November 25, 2018 at 03:30PM

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  • Posted by Smallears01 November 25, 2018 at 15:32

    Completely agree! Not enough young people with mental health issues are getting seen to and CAHMS is fantastic. I know many people including some family members who have had this support and it has helped them get out of hard places with support in the right way. However, this needs to be more accessible and more money needs to be invested into this. Mental Illness is not something which can be brushed away and this is something which can be helped.
  • Posted by youngish November 25, 2018 at 19:17

    I would agree, I think more and more schools/colleges/youth work organisations are getting mental health first aid training and there are lots of services available for people to speak to, which is a great starting point but at the end of the day these organisations can only listen and signpost and after that the wait times for professional services are far too long.
  • Posted by Tynecastle11119 January 17, 2019 at 09:50

    The group discussion about support in schools at at Tynecastle High School on Friday 11th January 2019 agreed that CAMHS should receive more funding to enable shorter waiting times and more choice for young people.
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