This news story says it all about the waiting list for CAMHS: https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/more-quarter-camhs-patients-waiting-over-18-weeks-treatment This is an underreporting of the situation in many ways as the waiting list can be much longer. As a part time worker in the ASN base in my school all I have seen used to resolve the situation while young people wait is the discipline system and expulsion/suspension. We need behavioural and educational psychologists on site, permanently, in schools - for teacher, adult staff and kids' mental wellbeing. In extreme cases, vulnerable kids are either voting with their feet, families are removing them or schools are removing them to a cycle of hopscotching from school to school with them achieving little. We are really failing these kids - and its the poorest, most vulnerable and blighted families that are suffering.