Assessment of Need and Green Paper Roll out data.
Public Health (PH) profiles (n.d.) estimate the percentage of 5-16 year olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder in 2015 stood at 9.2% nationally with the number varying slightly according to region.
However, need is also dependent on socioeconomic and environmental factors with as many as many as 40% of children and young people (CYP) meeting the threshold in certain areas (Deighton, Lereya, Casey, Patalay, Humphrey, & Wolpert, 2019).
This page will examine areas of need nationally then move on to look at areas in which the government has already begun to roll out the Green Paper in 'trailblazing' areas.
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