Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1052)

Robert Troy

Question:

1052. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase funding across the spectrum of mental health services. [19954/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Programme for Government commits to improving all aspects of mental health and to increasing funding over future years, as overall resources allow.

The Government remains fully committed to this objective. Since 2012, we have provided more than €270 million additional funding for the HSE Mental Health Budget, bringing total funding this year to €987 million. The question of additional funding for mental health next year will be considered in the context of the Estimates process for 2020.