Sinn Féin says the Government announcing €1m in mental health supports is just to grab headlines.
Health Minister Simon Harris announced an initiative last week to help people struggling with the impact of Covid-19, and allocated the funding towards the HSE providing online counselling.
However, Sinn Féin claim the money needs to be directed to community groups and frontline services to help those who need it.
Mark Ward added that the support measures weren't enough.
"To me, it's just window-dressing," he said, accusing the government of trying to get "cheap headlines".
"Funding needs to be directed to frontline services," Mr Ward said.
"If this government is serious about tackling mental health, especially through this crisis, they need to direct the funding directly to frontline services," he added.