A new HSE National Youth Mental Health Office has been announced by Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler. The new National Office will focus on delivering strengthened and more integrated supports for child and youth mental health care across Ireland.
The new office will provide for co-ordinated input across service, legislative and policy developments for all child and youth mental area areas, according to the Department of Health, from prevention and early intervention to the specialised Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
In addition, a new HSE National Clinical Lead for Youth Mental Health has taken up post, Dr Amanda Burke, with a new Assistant National Director for Child and Youth Mental Health starting later this month. They will be supported by additional and dedicated staff for the National Office.