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Slow progress on child and adolescent mental health services

Posted in Blog by saraburke on November 11, 2009

Two weeks ago, the HSE published its first Corporate Performance Report. One of its headlines was the progress made in the area of child mental health and the fact that there were now 54 child and adolescent mental health teams up and running. Are there 54 child and adolescent mental health teams up and running around the country? And what sort of services are they providing?

There are about 54 teams up and running however many of these teams are not actually teams. Under A Vision for Change, there should be 119 child and adolescent mental health teams with 13 staff on each teams. (more…)

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