A Kerry TD is calling on HSE for an urgent overhaul of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) in Kerry, which has an approximate waiting time of two years.


Michael Healy-Rae said that it’s a crisis in waiting and needs serious and immediate investment and support.


“I have raised these issues with Minister Jim Daly and have called for an urgent overhaul and investment into these services to ensure that young people will receive the care and attention that they need in a timely fashion,” he said.


“CAHMS in Kerry provides an excellent service but they are struggling because of lack of interest from HSE management and a minister who quite simply does not care about services in Kerry.”