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Young Minds calls for investment in CAHMS.

Young Minds calls for investment in CAHMS.

Ahead of the snap general election, Young Minds wants all political parties to commit to investing in additional and sustained funding for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), as well as ensure schools effectively support pupils' emotional wellbeing and mental health.

It also wants tougher checks on local clinical commissioning groups, to ensure they are spending an extra £1.4bn allocated for CAMHS until 2020 on its intended target. Last December the charity revealed that some CCGs have "siphoned off" the additional cash to backfill cuts and fund other services. 

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