Every week Mental Health Reform will post items relating to mental health services in Ireland. We hope that this blog will help stimulate debate about mental health and mental health services. The blog will feature items from Mental Health Reform Staff, the Director of Mental Health Reform and from guest bloggers including experts by experience and mental health professionals.

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Mental Health Reform welcomes commitment to stop people having ECT if unwilling

April 25th, 2015

Mental Health Reform has today (25/04/2015) welcomed the commitment by Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch […]

Immediate Release: Amnesty and Mental Health Reform welcome publication of report on Mental Health Act and urge action on complaints and treatment to those who are ‘unwilling’

March 5th, 2015

Amnesty International Ireland and Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, have together (05/03/2015) welcomed the publication by […]

MHR’s Irish Times opinion piece

February 16th, 2015

In case you missed it, this is the article we had published in the Irish Times last month. Homeless people […]

HSE plan to provide 7-day-a-week support to people with mental health difficulties is welcome, says Mental Health Reform

January 6th, 2015

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, has welcomed recent HSE commitments to strengthen the response […]

Mental Health Reform: “HSE’s latest plan shows service users and family members are being heard”

December 19th, 2014

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, has today (19/12/2014) welcomed the publication of the HSE […]

JobBridge internship in MHR

December 8th, 2014

JobBridge Policy, Communications and Campaigns internship Hours of work: 5 days per week Duration: Minimum of nine months Working Hours: […]

Plans for mental health services at risk without adequate staffing

November 27th, 2014

Mental Health Reform has warned that measures announced today (27/11/2014) in the HSE National Service Plan 2015 to improve mental […]

Mental Health Reform welcomes European Medicines Agency decision on valproate medicines

November 25th, 2014

Mental Health Reform has welcomed the decision by the European Medicines Agency to strengthen warnings on the use of the […]

Mental Health Reform’s Snapshot Analysis of Budget 2015

October 15th, 2014


Mental Health Reform disappointed in funding shortfall for mental health

October 15th, 2014

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has expressed disappointment that the Government has missed the opportunity in Budget 2015 to […]