44 Children On Waiting List For Mental Health Care In North Wexford Alone

There needs to be more done in relation to our Mental Health..

Mental Health services in Wexford are divided into two parts, them being Wexford South and Wexford North.

Recent figures revealed to Sinn Fein TD Johnny Mythen showed that there are 44 children in the North of the County waiting for Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS) and there are not currently any out of hours CAMHS services.

Speaking on the matter, Deputy Mythen said:

“I do not think it is acceptable for 44 children to be awaiting mental healthcare in the North of the county. We know the toll that this wait has on our young people, their families, and indeed the professionals who look after them who are trying to clear these waiting lists as quickly as possible. That is why I am highlighting this issue, to ensure the resources are in place to deal with this quickly.”

“I am also very concerned about the lack of 24/7- 7-day week services for children in mental distress. Mental health is not Monday to Friday. The calls for out of hours CAMHS have long rang out from NGO’s and politicians alike, and it is not acceptable that it still has not happened in Wexford.”

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