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(Ireland) Limerick: Official calls for more mental health services for kids; 11 mo waiting list

July 7, 2018, Limerick Leader: Calls to immediately staff ‘underfunded’ Limerick mental health service https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/322618/calls-to-immediately-staff-underfunded-limerick-mental-health-service.html LIMERICK TD Maurice Quinlivan has said that more staffing and resources need to be immediately made available at an “overwhelmed and underfunded” mental health service for children in the city. This comes as parents were informed of extensive waiting times for cases. … … This newspaper also previously reported in April that 953 children were placed on a waiting list for either assessment or intervention, and that the service had been without an intervention child psychologist for 11 months. … “I have been in contact with the Senior Clinical Psychologist in the School Age Service who has worked in the service for nine years. She said when she started the caseload was 120 children, but now it is 410. …