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Government called on to do more for child mental health services

Jan 27, 2022 09:01 By News Northern Sound
Government called on to do more for child mental health services Government called on to do more for child mental health services
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A report detailing serious clinical oversight in south Kerry has raised concerns about other CAHMS services.

The government needs to do more to ensure the country's child mental health services are fully staffed and resourced.

That's according to Mental Health Reform, which says a report detailing serious clinical oversight in south Kerry raises concerns about other CAHMS services.

The review found 227 children were exposed to risky treatment, and 46 were harmed significantly, after being prescribed inappropriate medication by a junior doctor.

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CEO of Mental Health Reform, Fiona Coyle, says the proper resourcing of the services is a huge concern:

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