Lack of NHS mental health services puts under-18s at risk, say GPs

Survey shows young people struggle to access treatment and face long delays

Nearly all GPs worry that young people with mental health problems will come to harm because of difficulties in accessing treatment on the NHS, according to a survey.

The poll of UK family doctors found that 99% said they feared that under-18s would come to harm as a direct result of facing long delays to see a specialist and vital care being rationed.

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