• 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.

Submissions received

User Experiences

 User Experience

Advocacy/Service Providers




Raymond Lambert

Submission No. 16

Inclusion Ireland

Lucena Clinic

Childrens Rights Alliance

Irish Foster Care Association


Mental Health Reform

Fiona Walsh


Professional Bodies/Clinicians

Dr. Elisabetta Petitbon

Professor Brendan Kelly

Fiona McNicholas, Blánaid Gavin


St. Patricks Mental Health Services

Dr. Brendan Doody

College of Psychiatrists

Dr. Yvonne Begley

Dr. Eddie Murphy

Dr. Edel McGinnity

Dr. Edel McGinnity

State/Official Bodies

Ombudsman for Children's Office

Department of Health

HSE Mental Health Division

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Mental Health Commission




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