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Quarter of a million children receiving mental health care in England

Data covering 60% of mental health trusts shows 11,849 boys and girls aged five and under among those getting help Almost a quarter of a million children and young people are receiving help from NHS mental health services for problems such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders, figures show. The scale of the growing crisis in young people’s mental wellbeing is laid bare with the disclosure that 235,189 people aged 18 and under get specialist care, according to data covering 60% of mental health trusts in England.
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