Campaigners to take concerns over youth mental health services to the Dail

Organisers of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign say that they will take their concerns about mental health services in the North West to Dail Eireann.

It follows a rally held in Sligo today.

Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy was one of those at the event. He says GPs have now received a memo from the HSE urging them not to refer people under 18 to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services due to a backlog.

At present there are around 350 children on the waiting list.

The HSE says the underlying problem is a lack of qualified consultant psychiatrists around the country leading the problems filling these vacant roles on a full-time basis.

Councillor Healy said today’s march was well-attended and they intend to go to Dublin to make their views known to the Health Minister as a next step: