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Christchurch mum walking 300km to Beehive over child and adolescent mental health services

A Christchurch mum on a mission is walking more than 300 kilometres to the Beehive in Wellington with her two children in tow.

Jess Finnigan is making the journey to demand urgent action over the growing waiting lists for children and adolescents accessing mental health services.

1 NEWS reporter Kaitlin Ruddock met Ms Finnigan in Clarence, just south of Blenheim, and learned the family has already been on a journey when trying to get help for a young one.

Watch the full report in the video above.

Donations can be made to Ms Finnigan's GiveaLittle page 

Jess Finnigan says waiting lists are growing for vulnerable young New Zealanders who need help. Source: 1 NEWS