One in five young people referred to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Scotland are refused support.
Those children and their families are now being invited to contribute to a review looking into their unsatisfactory experiences.
The Scottish Government has asked the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH) to gather evidence from children, young people and their families to help understand and improve the situation.
- Explore 'Disorders Explained', Mental Health Today's dedicated mini-site, to learn more about anxiety, bipolar, BPD, depression, schizophrenia and self-harm.
To gather the experiences of young people and families, SAMH has launched a survey, running until 29 April.
Do you know a young person whose referral to CAMHS was rejected? Have you made a referral to CAMHS on behalf of a young person that was rejected? Or maybe you know of a family who have been through this experience?
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, SAMH are encouraging you to either take part in the survey or to share it.