Would you expect a 40 week wait for someone to see to your broken leg?
Of course not. Yet for hundreds of young people in Wales wanting a simple talking therapy, that's exactly the length of wait they're faced with.
For too long, mental health services have been neglected - and it's us that's paying the price. With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem every year, it's vital we get this right.
We're calling for the following;
a mental health strategy to radically improve treatment and access to mental health services, including tackling waiting times across Wales through a rigorous review of all LHB provision.
a national framework to ensure continuity of treatment for young people transitioning from adolescent to adult services, including a streamlined information sharing system between providers.
a strategy for the provision of mental health services in local communities, and development of a programme for rolling out mental health support in the workplace, similar to that used to monitor physical health such as blood cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar levels.
to ensure provision of extra capacity in mental health intensive care and forensic units to divert people in need of treatment away from prison and to assist those already in prison.