The National Clinical Programme for Mental Health was set up in 2010 as a joint initiative between HSE Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division and College of Psychiatry of Ireland (CPsychI).
The overarching aim of the national programmes is to standardise quality evidence based practice across the Mental Health Services.
The Mental Health Clinical Programme currently has five programmes. These are:
- National Clinical Care Programme for the Assessment and Management of Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments following Self-Harm
- Early Intervention for people developing First Episode Psychosis
- Eating Disorders Service spanning Child and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Services
- ADHD in Adults, National Clinical Programme
- Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, National Clinical Programme.
These programmes address identified areas of high need and provide a programmatic response in which integration with other relevant services is key to successful delivery and reform.