Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (456)

Robert Troy

Question:

456. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the percentage of the €35 million mental health budget he has secured for child and adolescent mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11069/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Implementation of A Vision for Change, the 2006 Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy is a priority for this Government. In 2012, 150 additional posts were allocated to Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Teams and a further 80 posts have been identified for allocation to CAMHS in 2013 from the investment of €35m in mental health in each of those years.