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# camhs

This month
June 2024
Children deemed 'too autistic' for mental health service and 'too anxious' for disability team
Some children are not seen by CAMHS until they self-harm or attempt suicide, parents have warned.
Last month
May 2024
Children given 'inadequate or inappropriate' support by CAMHS 'because they were autistic'
This year
'I'm going through a lot of scary stuff': 11-year-old boy with psychosis and his parents plead for help
The young boy has struggled to access certain services despite the efforts of his parents and healthcare workers.
Children and adolescents with complex needs often struggle to get access to services due to confusion over which health team is best placed to intervene
During a recent episode, a young boy in Dublin attempted to take his own life
The boy's parents believe if their son had received early intervention years ago, his condition would not have deteriorated to this point
It could take over 60 years to set up enough early intervention psychosis teams, TD warns
Youth mental health service 'largely non-existent' and discrimination rife, Committee hears
Last year
Concerns that children will struggle to be seen by Louth mental health service over Christmas
One local GP said they are concerned that young people experiencing mental health issues will be impacted over the holidays.
Lack of regulation in mental health sector 'wouldn't happen in any other walk of life'
Child who was 'depressed anxious and suicidal' had to wait a year for mental health appointment
Fears for future of CAMHS workforce as Trinity cancels 'important' specialist nursing course
Closure of psychiatric unit in St James's Hospital labelled 'seriously concerning' by nurses
Varadkar: 'There are a lot of good things about being a child in Ireland, but huge deficits too'
Audit finds most CAMHS patients have not been over-prescribed medication
'We're lingering in no-man's-land': Parents decry mental health services facing their children
Damning CAMHS review identifies 'lost' cases and 'burnt out and frustrated' staff
Almost 30% of children rate their mental health as 'not good' and need help to manage it
HSE chief concedes some children are still waiting too long to access mental health services
ISPCC chief: The CAMHS report came as no surprise to anyone caring for children in turmoil
John Church
'We're letting children drop off a cliff edge at age 18': Opposition hits out at CAMHS issues
IMO hits out at Donnelly's suggestion new consultant contract will bring 'consistency' to CAMHS
Mary Lou McDonald: CAMHS is not working - we need to act urgently to reform how it operates
Mary Lou McDonald
Donnelly says recruitment of youth mental health director will bring 'consistency' to CAMHS
Parent's frustration as boy lingers for over a year without mental health assessment 
HSE carrying out review of children in CAMHS services who did not receive follow-up care
CAMHS report raises serious concerns about children on medication not getting follow-up care
Children’s hospitals ‘seeing astronomical number of young people self-harming’
All time
HSE 'screening' files of patients that may have involved Kerry CAMHS scandal doctor
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'
27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity
HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
National audit of CAMHS services to be carried out, Minister confirms
'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
Families affected by CAMHS scandal will make Garda complaints, says solicitor
'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered
'Angry and upset' CAMHS families seek apology from Taoiseach
HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services
Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
Stephanie McGill-Lynch
So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen