Extra 100,000 young people treated by child and adolescent mental health service teams

More than 100,000 extra young people were treated last year by child and adolescent mental health service teams compared to 2004, according to Department of Health figures.

The statistics are from the annual “CAMHS Mapping exercise”. It collects information about the provision of child and adolescent mental health services in England.

Total CAMHS caseload in 2005 was 112,984 – an increase of 8,240 cases (8%) from 2004.

CAMHS budgets rose by 19% between 2004/5 and 2005/6.

Staff employed in CAMHS teams increased from 8,892 in 2004 to 9,876 in 2005. An increase of 11%.

www.camhsmapping.org.uk

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