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Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care publishes final report

As Chairperson of the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care, I am delighted to announce that the Committee is proud to publish its final report today, Wednesday,…

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Senator Freeman made Chair of Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare, October 2017

Since being nominated to the Seanad, I have advocated for the creation of a Committee on Mental Healthcare in Ireland and was successful in getting Government agreement to its creation…

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Senator Freeman launches Public Consultation Committee Report on Children’s Mental Health in Ireland October 2017

In early 2017, I requested a Public Consultation Day in the Seanad to discuss the adequacy of mental health services in Ireland for children. I was granted the day and…

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Seanad Public Consultation Committee Report on Children's Mental Health Services

Urgent need for staffing in Children’s mental health services – Seanad Public Consultation Committee report

There is a chronic lack of standardised services and a lack of clarity surrounding the operation of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Ireland, particularly from the perspective…

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The Voice

I can’t remember the exact moment that I found out about the issues that face children with mental health difficulties. I don’t remember either when I first felt the rumblings…

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“The Price on Changing Attitudes in Healthcare is More Cost Effective than High-in-the-sky pre-Budget Figures”

The first two weeks of Government is already witnessing TDs, Senators and lobby groups drafting pre-budget submissions in advance of the 15th October 2016. Once again, the term “ring-fencing” will…

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