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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.

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Unacceptable that mental health funds continue to prop up other areas in the health service

April 18th, 2016

  Unacceptable that mental health funds continue to prop up other areas in the health service- Mental Health Reform. Mental […]


2010 – Amnesty report, Accountability in the delivery of A Vision for Change by Indecon International

April 13th, 2016

Amnesty report, Accountability in the delivery of A Vision for Change by economic consultants Indecon International. Published in 2010.  


Almost one in ten children admitted to adult mental health units in 2015 were 16 or younger.

April 11th, 2016

Monday 11 April 2016 Mental Health Reform expresses concern at the number of children under 17 admitted to adult mental […]


MHR vacancy – Research Officer

March 24th, 2016

Mental Health Reform: Research Officer Mental Health Reform is the national coalition driving reform of Ireland’s mental health services and social […]


Mental health will be an issue on the doorsteps, says Mental Health Reform

February 3rd, 2016

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has welcomed today’s announcement (03/02/2016) by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny that […]


MHR is hiring – 2 vacancies

January 27th, 2016

Mental Health Reform: 2 Vacancies Mental Health Reform is the national coalition driving reform of Ireland’s mental health services and […]


Party manifestos – who’s saying what on mental health?

January 26th, 2016

Today, we take a look at which parties have made commitments on mental health to date. As General Election manifestos […]


MHR’s press release on the 10th anniversary of A Vision for Change

January 21st, 2016

Ten years and counting: Calls for renewed commitment to mental health by next Government Marking the 10th anniversary of the […]


MHR opinion piece in The Irish Times

January 5th, 2016

Voters can make mental health an election issue Mon, Dec 28, 2015,  Shari McDaid This time of year can be […]


Mental Health Reform welcomes deletion of “unwilling” from Mental Health Act

December 18th, 2015

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today (18/12/2015) welcomed the passage in the Oireachtas of legislation […]


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