• 11 April 2017: Children’s Mental Health in Ireland
    The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2016, if passed into law, will create a prohibition on the admission of children to adult psychiatric units. In advance of enacting the amendment, the Seanad Public Consultation Committee (SPCC) will analyse the reasons behind these admissions by highlighting the shortcomings in the existing Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHs) with a view to developing safeguards to prevent the admissions being made. The SPCC invites submissions from service users (including children and their parents), key civil society activists and service providers who have engaged or are presently engaging with mental health services in Ireland to enhance and educate the consultation process.

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