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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Public meeting in Mayo

May 13th, 2013

Mental Health Reform invites people in the Mayo area with an interest in mental health services to attend a public […]

Mental Health Reform launches report on recovery from mental health difficulties

April 30th, 2013

  Mental Health Reform has launched a report exploring the idea of recovery from mental health difficulties. The report, Recovery […]

Monthly member blog: Dual Diagnosis explained

April 15th, 2013

We continue our series of monthly member blogs, with this month’s blog coming to us from Dual Diagnosis Ireland. ‘Dual […]

Changing the culture of mental health service delivery

April 12th, 2013

MHR article in the Irish Medical News, April 2013 By Orla Barry The recovery principle set out in the Government’s […]

Orla Barry on RTE’s Morning Edition

April 11th, 2013

MHR’s Director Orla Barry was interviewed yesterday by RTE’s Morning Edition on our series of public meetings:  

Public meetings in Dublin and Wexford

March 20th, 2013

Public Meetings in April on Mental Health Services Please note: If you are unable to attend our public meetings, we […]

Monthly member blog: Mental health among asylum seekers in Ireland

March 7th, 2013

This month, we begin the first in a new series of monthly member blogs, in which Mental Health Reform members […]

Against the clock – how we marked AVFC anniversary

February 7th, 2013

On 24th January 2006, the then Government agreed on a new mental health policy, A Vision for Change. Seven years […]

MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

January 10th, 2013

While welcoming the publication of the HSE 2013 National Service Plan, Mental Health Reform has today (10/01/13) said that the […]

Letter to the Irish Times

January 10th, 2013

Published 10/01/2013 Sir, – Mental Health Reform shares the concerns about the current lack of multidisciplinary staff for community mental […]