Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (572)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

572. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the oversight conducted by his Department of the number of young persons seeking support and-or counselling for mental health difficulties at third-level in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33611/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

All higher education institutions are required to put in place appropriate student services, and the provision of appropriate services to students experiencing mental health issues would be included in that. As part of these services, all HEIs need to consider what is most appropriate in their HEI’s or students' particular context, while also considering best practice models such as peer-led support programmes and seeking to liaise with external services to the fullest extent possible.