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19-08-2019, 20:37   #16
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Government: Let's do something on youth mental health.
Government: A task force, that's it!
Public/clinicians: Story lads. Any update on this?
HSE/Government: *crickets*

https://twitter.com/psychpolis/statu...00014956793857
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09-11-2019, 08:31   #17
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Must be incredibly frustrating for GPs and a real slap in the face for families too.

https://twitter.com/drwilliamlynch/s...23443727048704

https://twitter.com/LuciaGannon/stat...86049354911747

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10-11-2019, 12:45   #18
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Also btw, what the heck is up with 'psychiatric' in the second letter being in italics? Is it just style thing or was it to sell the PFO vibe?

Such a broken system.
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if meds aren't required then you just aren't sick enough. I'd guess 99% of service users in MH services are on meds and if they are not they are soon discharged. Evidence based indeed.
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28-11-2019, 14:01   #20
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Get on with it, government.

https://twitter.com/serentrippety/st...28047270981637
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03-12-2019, 12:20   #21
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Hope they keep the pressure on.

https://twitter.com/PsychSocIreland/...71084488527875
https://twitter.com/AOTInews/status/1200915285554929665
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Spare a thought or two for the young people who are in CAMHS inpatient units at this time of year.

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At Christmas, children’s wards and hospitals are inundated with gifts—from the public, community organisations, and private companies. Yet, some children who are in hospital over Christmas, are not in children’s wards or children’s hospitals, but in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) inpatient units. They are often admitted far from home, and sometimes detained in hospital under a section of the Mental Health Act for their own safety or wellbeing. Some are just too unwell to be allowed home over Christmas, and need intensive support from CAMHS staff. The festive period can be particularly difficult for some children in mental health units—eating disorders can worsen given the association of Christmas with food, and for those without stable family relationships, the emphasis on family at this time of year can be a cause of distress.

CAMHS units rarely receive donations of Christmas gifts; and if they do, it’s a tiny proportion of those received by children’s wards in acute hospitals.

I first wondered about this discrepancy after I spent two Christmases as a junior doctor in different children’s hospitals, and saw the enormous amounts of gifts donated. One hospital still had leftover gifts in June! (They were used for inpatients’ birthdays.) Yet the following year, working in an adolescent mental health unit, I found myself wondering where the donated gifts were. I realised there weren’t going to be any. I saw the occupational therapists concerted efforts to spend the unit’s allocated £10 per child, from the therapeutic activity/OT budget, on suitable presents for each inpatient, knowing how unlikely it was that acute children’s wards would have to do that. I was frustrated at what felt like public neglect of my adolescent inpatients, and raised it on social media, asking what were the reasons for this contrast with medical wards. To my surprise, it struck a chord with others, many of whom had never realised that children were inpatients in CAMHS over Christmas.

The disparity in the number of gifts received may simply be due to a lack of awareness that children are in mental health units over Christmas. This is despite the fact that young people’s mental health and insufficient provision of services and rising demand have been highlighted in the media. Perhaps it is because this coverage largely focuses on milder, more easily understood conditions, like stress and anxiety, or bullying and exam worries, and neglects the more severe issues of self-harm, suicide attempts, or young people who have experienced trauma, or who have psychosis.

https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2019/12/20...-at-christmas/
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Wow, what on earth. Wouldn't you think it was obvious anyone donating a gift to a children's hospital wants it to go to any child in hospital at christmas and has no idea that they themselves are expected to know what unit to give it to!? Very disorganized HSE as usual

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The disparity in the number of gifts received may simply be due to a lack of awareness that children are in mental health units over Christmas.
absolutely not, people just don't realize that these children are segregated to the point where they not given the gifts, it's still the HSE after all, what on earth? Why aren't they given the donated gifts which are obviously intended for them as well? The public are supposed to know the ins and outs of HSE wards?

rabble rabble rabble rabble!

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19-02-2020, 21:13   #24
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This was predicted a while ago. Disappointing.

https://twitter.com/juneshannon/stat...45963315748864
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