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Crowe slams government delay on appointing psychologists

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the news that less than half of assistant psychologists promised two years ago by the government are not in place as “pathetic”. Of the 114 assistant psychologist posts promised in 2017, only 55 are currently in place. The Sinn Féin TD said it was another blatantly obvious […]

Child and adolescent mental health targets being missed – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the recent Health Service Executive (HSE) figures regarding Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) as deeply worrying. The Sinn Féin TD said it is clear that they are not meeting their existing targets and with the leaked HSE plans of a recruitment and overtime ban, this will […]

Denial of Water to Mental Health Patients Deeply Disturbing

by Seán Crowe TD

Denial of Water to Mental Health Patients Deeply Disturbing   27th August, 2018   Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe a member of the Oireachtas Mental Health Committee has described the findings of recently published reports on conditions experienced by some patients in Irish mental health facilities, as “deeply disturbing”. Crowe was commenting on reports […]

Mental Health Commission report on mental health services is damning – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Sean Crowe, has described the Mental Health Commission’s report on mental health services as damning. The report, which was published this week, describes the system as ‘unsafe and substandard’ and clearly in disarray. The Sinn Féin TD said the report details a whole litany of systemic failures and it criticises the […]

CAMHS waiting lists putting children and adolescents at risk – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described delays for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as unacceptable and said that waiting lists were putting children and young people at grave risk. The Sinn Féin TD, a member of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare, was responding to a recent Barnardo’s […]

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in crisis- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has stated that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the country are at crisis point. The Sinn Féin TD is a member of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care and he was speaking after the launch of the Committee’s report on Mental […]

Drop in suicide rate not felt locally claims Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the latest Health Service Executive (HSE) report which suggests there was a drop in suicides in last year as welcome, but said the reduction is not being felt locally. The Sinn Féin TD said that there doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without hearing […]

24/7 crisis intervention services for mental health needed – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Government and the Minister for Health to prioritise the roll out of 24 /7 crisis intervention services for all those living with mental health problems. The Sinn Féin TD said that if we are really serious about building an inclusive republic we need to put […]