Submission to Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Childrens Mental Health Services in Ireland

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland supports the full recommendations and outline for a modern, fit for purpose Irish Mental Health Service as espoused in A Vision for Change.

The recommendations for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (hereafter referred to as CAMHS) as per A Vision for Change (Chapter 10) outline a tiered approach to service provision to this vulnerable group of the Irish population and include recommendations as regards mental health promotion and tiered intervention that are still relevant and all supported by the College.