Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Annual Report 2009-2010

Dr Frank Dolphin, Chairman of the HSE launched the Health Service Executive’s second annual report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in November 2010.

This report provides a comprehensive update of the current stage of development of HSE’s CAMHS services, as outlined in the “Vision for Change” policy. The annual report provides vital data on: the number of new cases seen; waiting time to be seen; and mental health problems presented by age and gender. In addition, the report provides data on the admission of young people under the age of 18 years for inpatient treatment.

  • 55 multi-disciplinary community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services teams in place providing care and treatment plans to children and adolescents
  • 7,651 new cases were seen by community CAMHS teams in the period October 1st 2009 to September 30th 2010
  • Of 7,651 new cases, 47% were seen within 1 month of referral and 69% within 3 months of referral
  • In the first 9 months of 2010, the majority (63%) of young people under 18 years of age, were admitted to Child and Adolescent Mental Health units

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