Teens with mental health issues ‘cruelly’ left behind

“INEFFECTIVE, inconsistent and inadequate” are the words used by one Enniskillen mother to describe child mental health services across the Fermanagh area. The mother, who did not want to be identified told this paper that her 15-year-old child was transferred to the Western Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) three years ago but […]

Western Trust make first doses available for 16 and 17 year olds

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) will begin administering Pfizer jabs for 16 and 17 year olds at each of its three Mass Vaccination Centres and Mobile Clinics from Friday 6th August. All Centres have high numbers of people receiving 2nd doses booked in the coming weeks, so although 16/17 year olds […]

‘Reach out and talk to one another’ – urges counsellor

AS Stormont Ministers warn us to stay indoors once more. The fear and uncertainty of what the future will hold has weighed heavy on the shoulders of young people right across Fermanagh for some time now. While restrictions have minimised everyday trade and travel, internet activity has surged among young people, with everyday access to […]

Families busy getting Santa orders in early

AS NON-ESSENTIAL retail stores brace themselves for a two-week lockdown just on the back of the Christmas surge in the lead up to December. Families right across Fermanagh have been busy getting their Santa orders in early this year, with fears that restrictions could be extended past the initial two weeks before Christmas. For Paul […]

‘No future here’, say young people

OVER two thirds of young people in Fermanagh said they know someone who may take their own life while three quarters of students predicted they won’t be living locally in ten years time.