One of the most serious gaps in provision for young people is in children and adolescent mental health services (Camhs).
Back in June, Tes revealed that thresholds for treatment had become so high that young people were risking their lives in desperate bids to get help.
According to the teen-suicide prevention charity Papyrus, a growing number of children are making what look like suicide attempts just so they can be seen by Camhs professionals.
But Heather Dickinson, who works for the charity, says the service is so stretched that sometimes not even this is enough to guarantee access to the service.
“We’ve had lots of concerned parents calling us, saying that young people have made suicide attempts, and sometimes are coming home from hospital and they still can’t get access to Camhs,” she says.