A local Sligo Councillor is warning that children and young people are been left behind by the level of service being provided by CAMHS in the northwest.
The comments were made by Councillor Thomas Walsh following a HSE response to a motion raised by Sligo County Council in regards to CAMHS services in the local region.
The Fine Gael Councillor is warning that mental health among young people is a major issue that needs to be addressed.
The latest figures show that there are 197 young people on the waiting for CAMHS in the Sligo-Leitrim area with 39 waiting longer than a year.
Cllr Walsh says the backlog must be tackled as a matter of urgency and that the response from the HSE clearly states that the service is struggling cope and that there is a serious issue with the ability to provide mental health services: