Northern Ireland: improving mental health services for young people

18 March 2022

Health minister Robin Swann has published an updated ‘Still Waiting’ action plan, alongside its third annual progress report.

The action plan, which aims to improve child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), has been updated to reflect developments such as the impact of the pandemic.

The progress report said ‘significant progress’ had been made in implementing new CAMHS emotional wellbeing teams in schools, the Text-a-Nurse service, and the launch and ongoing implementation of the Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Education Framework.

Robin Swann said: ‘My department will continue to review the action plan to ensure actions are appropriately prioritised to make the maximum impact on the most important areas of our children and young people’s mental health services.’

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