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Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 660.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the extent to which psychiatric services are coordinated on a Europe wide basis; if children’s services are compared on any such basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16983/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch The organisation and delivery of health care services at national level is a matter for individual Member States.

However, the European Pact for Mental Health was established on 13 June 2009. The Pact is a voluntary partnership for exchange and action on five key priorities in mental health and well-being. These five priorities are: Prevention of Depression and Suicide; Mental Health in Youth and Education; Mental Health in Workplace Settings; Mental Health of Older People and Combating stigma and social exclusion. The Pact builds on the EU’s potential to inform, promote best practice and encourage actions by Member States and stakeholders and help address common challenges and tackle health inequalities.

Question No. 661 answered with Question 652.

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