Concern at child mental health rejections
Mental health campaigners have called for an urgent review into why so many young people in Scotland are being turned down for specialist treatment.
More than 7,000 children and adolescents had their mental health referrals rejected last year.
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) described the figure as “astonishing”.
The Scottish government has already said it will commission a review into rejected referrals.
But SAMH said the issue needed to be addressed as quickly as possible because young people were “waiting now to get help and support”.