Petition Make the maximum wait for CAMHS assesments no more than 6 months.
Currently the wait to get a child assesed for autism is almost 1.5 years
This is not acceptable and can have serious implications on the child's mental health, as well as causing serious problems within the home. This petition is to try and persuade the government to reduce these waiting times.
Waiting times are taken from friends currently on the waiting list in Warwickshire.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament
Other parliamentary business
Share your views on Government plans for young people and mental health
The Government has published a document called a 'green paper' that says what it wants to do about young people and mental health issues.
The Government wants to hear what you think about its ideas. You can find out more and share your views here: https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/
Other work in Parliament
On 12 December, MPs debated young people and mental health, including the Government's green paper.
You can watch/ listen to the debate here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/e51844af-e2a6-402f-94a9-4721695e8fdb?in=22:17:56