Wexford services gathered recently to learn about each other's services and receive their copies of a new sign-posting tool to support families that need to access Child and Youth Mental Health Services.
Representatives from community and statutory sector services attended the launch of Guidelines for Referrals to Child and Youth Mental Health Services in Wexford. The guidelines are published in poster format allowing a significant amount of important and useful information to be displayed in just one place. A lack of clearly defined pathways to mental health services was identified by Wexford CYPSC while developing the Wexford Children and Young People’s Plan (2017-2019). The guidelines poster is a much needed local response to this need.
The poster was officially launched by Mr. Gerry Maley, General Manager for the Health Service Executive Mental Health Services in Waterford and Wexford.
Ms. Tracy Nugent, HSE Suicide Resource Officer acted as M.C. at the event and facilitated a services-information-exchange where each service provider gave a brief overview of the services and supports that they provide.
The resource was developed by the Young People and Mental Health Sub Group of Wexford CYPSC with assistance from the HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention. It outlines the broad range of supports that are available locally and it will be distributed to G.Ps, schools, youth and community projects and to other professionals and services that work with children and young people. The poster is available to view on the Wexford CYPSC website www.wexfordcypsc.ie under the resources section.
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