Dail hears concerns over Donegal cuts to youths with mental health issues

Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has today condemned cuts to children’s and adolescents’ mental health services following cuts to the provision of travelling to provide the services.

The issue was raised by the Deputy in the Dail.

It was revealed yesterday that child and adolescent mental health services in the HSE West have been stopped travelling out to meet vulnerable young people.

The only clinics active will be in Donegal town and Letterkenny, outreach services in Dungloe, Killybegs, Buncrana, Ballybofey are in effect no longer operational.

Deputy Pringle says the move is leaving those that depend on the support of the service at real risk if they cannot access it: