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Projected service use

Background papers: children :: Emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people :: Projected service use

Current population projections predict that Medway's under-25 population will change considerably over the next 20 years, increasing by 2.5% from 2013-2023 and 9.5% from 2013-2033.

Assuming that the current levels of MH disorders remain constant within age bands, the predicted growth of the population aged 25 years and below is likely to result in an increase in the numbers of children living with a MH disorder in Medway over the next two decades.