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 publication of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan

July 29th, 2013

The coalition group Mental Health Reform has today (29/07/2013) given a broad welcome to the publication of the National Disability […]

“I could never say that before…”

June 25th, 2013

We continue our series of monthly member blogs, with this month’s blog coming from Pio Fenton, Chairperson of Samaritans in Ireland, […]

Balbriggan meeting on mental health services

June 4th, 2013

Our fourth public meeting is coming up, this time in Balbriggan, North Co. Dublin: The meeting will discuss good quality […]

Why peer support works

June 4th, 2013

Tom’s story: For me personally, when I first came into contact with Gateway the stigma was a factor in becoming […]

New Director for Mental Health appointed.

May 17th, 2013

Press Release – Immediate Release 17/05/2013 Mental Health Reform welcomes appointment of new National Director for Mental Health Mental Health […]

Our opinion piece in today’s Irish Times

May 17th, 2013

Mental health services need long-overdue cultural and structural revamp When a government policy is approaching its ‘sell by’ date and […]

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 […]