Mental health must not 'reach crisis point' for youth
2 February 2011 Last updated at 15:14 GMT
Campaigners have questioned whether a drive to improve child mental health services will prove successful in the face of cuts.
Improving access to counselling for children, 10% of whom develop a mental health problem at some point, forms a key part of the £400m new programme, set out by the government.
A teenager Lauren Lee told the BBC she finally got the help she needed when she went to the charity Young Minds.
Before that she said it was difficult to prove that she really had a problem.