The latest data on access and waiting times for children and young people’s mental health services have been published today.

The figures show that Greater Manchester continues to perform above the NHS England target for access to services. The data shows 35.4% of children and young people in Greater Manchester with a diagnosable mental health condition (based on a national 2004 prevalence study) receive treatment from an NHS-funded community mental health service. The equivalent national figure is 28.6%.

In December last year Greater Manchester became the first place in the country to start collating and publishing publicly waiting times data for children and young people’s mental health services and we have committed to providing quarterly updates on the Greater Manchester Waiting Time position. The current figures show:

  • The average wait across Greater Manchester for a first appointment in 7.99 weeks

  • Average wait across Greater Manchester for a second appointment is 13.65 weeks

  • Average wait across Greater Manchester for a third appointment once accepted into treatment is 5.23 weeks.

Download the full report here.

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