Today the Northern Ireland Audit Office released a report on 'Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland'. The report highlight that with sustained, additional investment the implementation of the Mental Health Strategy will be at risk, a concern the Mental Health Champion has voiced on a number of occasions.
It also reported that one in five adults here show signs of mental health problems, with an estimated one in eight young people experiencing anxiety and depression, while mental health waiting lists have continued to grow.
In a statement today the Mental Health Champion spoke out about her concerns and why the full implementation of the Strategy is so vital to improving mental health services here:
Read the full report here: https://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk/publications/mental-health-services-northern-ireland
Additional information about the Mental Health Strategy and concerns about the funding can be found here: