In numbers: How mental health is suffering from budget cuts

Funding has been slashed to mental health services Credit: PA

A total of £85 million has been slashed from mental health budgets for children and teenagers in England in the past five years, ITV News can reveal today.

Some £35m was cut in just one year alone, the figures from charity YoungMinds show.

Read: Revealed: Tens of millions slashed from mental health budgets

Here's how services have been hit:

Mental health trusts

The figures show that three-quarters - 75 per cent - of mental health trusts across the country have frozen or cut their budgets between 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Over the year, spending in the area fell from £449.7m to £426m.

Funding for children and teenagers' mental health services has fallen dramatically Credit: PA

Local authorities

A total of 65 per cent of local authorities have frozen or cut their budgets over the past few years, according to the data - and more than one in five have done so every year since 2010.

In 2014/15, local councils across the country estimate they will have spent £73.8m on mental health services for children.

This is down from just under £77.7m in 2013/14.

Credit: PA

Clinical commissioning groups

These groups, referred to as CCGs, were set up in 2012 to organise how NHS funding is allocated at a local level, replacing to some extent what were known as Primary Care Trusts.

This means figures do not date back to 2010, and so cannot be included in the five-year calculation.

However, the data still shows a drop in mental health spending over the past two years, as 67 per cent of CCGs froze or cut their budgets.Spending fell from £362.7m in 2013/14 to £354.9m in 2014/15.

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