Sligo Councillor claims CAMHS service is at breaking point

A local Sligo Councillor is warning that the CAMHS service is at ‘breaking point’ with what has been described as unprecedented level of referrals.


Fine Gael  Councillor Thomas Walsh is warning that mental health among young people is a major issue that needs to be addressed.


The latest figures released by the HSE show that there are 147 young people on the waiting for CAMHS in the Sligo-Leitrim area with one patient waiting for over a year.


Cllr Walsh says the backlog must be tackled as a matter of urgency: