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.

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

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