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Priorities for Change in Child and Youth Mental Health Services

12 June, 2023

This document outlines Sinn Féin’s vision for transformative change in child and youth mental health services. Our youth mental health services are in crisis with waiting lists for CAMHS increasing by 112% since 2020. There is also a cliff-edge in our mental health services for young people at 18, with inconsistent continuity of care and inadequate accessibility to services. We are committed to developing a Child and Youth Mental Health Service to deliver high quality care for children and young people up to the age of 25, through the prioritisation of multiannual workforce planning, capital investment, and accountability reforms.