Cordis Pulse: July 2020
03 August 2020
This month we have produced an innovative analysis concerning the need and demand for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The Cordis Bright CAMHS stress-test presents a national picture of trends in mental health services for children and adolescents, and then examines how these trends vary by local area. Our analysis shows a range of interesting trends and findings including:
- The number of people in contact with CAMHS and the number of open referrals in these services have both increased substantially over the past 4 years, by 66% and 76% respectively.
- The planned annual spend by CCGs on CAMHS has only increased by 26%, suggesting that funding is not keeping up with the overall increase in caseloads and demand for these services.
- There is a higher degree of variation in how CCGs are performing both as a snapshot in time and in terms of trends over time; the national trends disguise substantial differences between CCGs.
Read more about this and about other recent policy and research developments by downloading the Pulse below.