'I'm like a puppet to mental health'
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'I'm like a puppet to mental health - I hear voices'

A young mental health patient has spoken of her experiences in youth services after a charity expressed concerns over delays in patients getting a first appointment.

More than 1,000 young people out of 18,000 referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in 2016 waited more than six months for a first appointment.

People referred for assessment by CAMHS should be seen within 28 days.

NSPCC Cymru said it was a worrying picture.

Abi Larcombe, 17, who was seen after she tried to take her own life, has suffered with mental health issues since she was about 11.

  • 21 Dec 2016
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