Thursday, 29 April 2021
Covid-19, Mental Health and Older People: Statements
I thank Deputies for raising these issues relating to older people and mental health supports. The HSE has a range of proactive responses to any rise in service need, including online and other telehealth and psychosocial supports. In January 2021, we put in place a psychosocial framework for mental health promotion. The main thing we have to do is make sure older people, especially, know those supports are there and they can avail of them. We are really concentrating now on the signposting and getting the message out there, to ensure people are aware the supports exist.