NOTE: By submitting this form and registering with us, you are providing us with permission to store your personal data and the record of your registration. In addition, registration with the Medical Independent includes granting consent for the delivery of that additional professional content and targeted ads, and the cookies required to deliver same. View our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice for further details.

You can opt out at anytime by visiting our cookie policy page. In line with the provisions of the GDPR, the provision of your personal data is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. We must advise you at the point of collecting your personal data that it is a required field, and the consequences of not providing the personal data is that we cannot provide this service to you.

Don't have an account? Subscribe

Youth mental health taskforce must produce specific actions – Ombudsman for Children

By Dermot - 05th Aug 2016

“The establishment of a National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health is a very positive development and one that has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed.

“It is essential however, that this community-led group is focused on identifying clear actions in the area of mental health reform for children and young people, and that these actions are supported with the necessary resources to make them a reality,” said Dr Muldoon, whose background is in clinical psychology.

“I am very pleased to see that the Mental Health Taskforce is to take the form of a community-led group and very much encouraged that children and young people themselves will be closely involved. Having worked with a number of the members of the Mental Health Taskforce, I am confident that they have the experience and expertise necessary to make this project a success.”

Dr Muldoon added that his office’s Strategic Plan 2016-2018 has committed to raising awareness of the rights of children and young people in the area of mental health.

“I have requested a meeting with Minister McEntee where I intend to outline to her the work we are doing in this area, and to express our willingness to support the National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, where we can.”



Leave a Reply

Latest Issue
The Medical Independent – 24 June 2021

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read