CAMHS Services Branded "Dysfunctional" And "Unsafe"

The Mental Health Commission's report discovered widespread understaffing.

Some CAMHS services across the country are 'dysfunctional' and 'unsafe'

The Mental Health Commission has published its latest review into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. 

It examined 9 community healthcare settings across the HSE and found 4,451 children and teens are waiting to access services. 

201 of those are in the midlands, which is a reduction of over 70 on the day of inspection in January.

There is also widespread understaffing and the current workforce is 'running on empty'. 

In all 49 recommendations have been made but John Farrelly, CEO of the Mental Health Commission, believes CAMHS can be turned around:

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