Mental health lists reduce to 18 weeks

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Waiting lists for young people who need mental health services has fallen, but more money is still needed.

In April 2015 there were waiting lists for the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services of up to two years, but for most services this is now down to 18 weeks.

The Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder waiting lists were also temporarily shut but were re-opened in December 2015.

There is additional funding of £1.664 million for 2016/17, but Lee Miller, head of transformation and commissioning (children and maternity), Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Health & Care System, said: “We are still not providing services for most children with mental health problems.”

Peterborough city councillor John Shearman said it was “staggering” young people had been on waiting lists for two years.