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.

We welcome comments, however we would ask that all comments are respectful of bloggers and other commenters. Read more about our comment policy. Please note that not all blogs reflect the views of Mental Health Reform.

Click on headings to view the full content of the each blog post

Mental Health Reform welcomes appointment of Minister of State with responsibility for mental health.

May 20th, 2016

  Mental Health Reform welcomes the appointment of Helen McEntee as Minister of State with special responsibility for mental health. […]

Lack of detailed commitment to mental health funding in Programme for Government disappointing

May 13th, 2016

13 May 2016 For immediate release Lack of detailed commitment to mental health funding in Programme for Government disappointing Mental […]

Mental Health Reform’s snapshot analysis of the new Programme for Government

May 12th, 2016

Nationwide demonstration for mental health attracts huge crowds

May 5th, 2016

  Approximately 400 people turned out in the rain last week (Thursday 28th April) to demand priority for mental health. […]

National Demonstration for Mental Health – Thursday, April 28th

April 28th, 2016

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH   A large number of people are expected to gather outside the Dáil and across […]

Note on National Demonstration Thursday April 28th

April 27th, 2016

We understand that there will be a number of gatherings taking place around the country tomorrow on the same theme […]

Posters for you local mental health event

April 27th, 2016

Please feel free to download and print these images for your local mental health event!


April 26th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday April 26th 2016   THE Department of Health has not yet released any of the €35 million […]

National demonstration for Mental Health – Thursday, April 28th, 2016

April 25th, 2016

You have probably heard reports that €12 million is being diverted from the mental health budget to other areas of […]

Please sign this petition to protect mental health funding

April 21st, 2016

Mental Health Reform is happy to share this petition which was posted by Aisling Riordan. If you believe that mental […]