I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 04 September 2018. You requested the following information:
How many referrals were made to the Child and Youth/ Adolescent Mental Health Service for the calendar years of 2016, 2017, and year-to-date to September 1, 2018.
•How many children/ young people were on the waiting list, as of 01 September 18,broken down by age range.
•The longest time a child/ young person was on the waiting list, as of 01 September 18.
•The average wait time for a child/ youth from referral to initial appointment, as of 1September 18.
Questions for the DHB:
•How many mental health professionals (FTE) work for the DHB’s child/ youth servicearm?
•What age range do you see?
•How are children/youth triaged when referred to the service?
•How long are children/youth funded to see a mental health professional under the DHB service?
Our response is attached