National umbrella organisation for mental health, Mental Health Reform, has welcomed the announcement of a Director for Mental Health as part of the new governance structures within the HSE. The new Directorate structure shows clear identification of mental health as a definitive area of priority for this Government. “Mental Health Reform has campaigned for a Directorate of Mental Health … Read more Announcement of Directorate for Mental Health Extremely Welcome – Mental Health Reform
The ward closure in St Brendan’s is a sign of the seriousness the impact of the staff moratorium is having on the mental health services, national umbrella organisation for mental health, Mental Health Reform, has said. The group called for an exemption of the moratorium as well as funding to restore lost posts in the … Read more Ward Closure shows Seriousness of Moratorium Impact on Mental Health Services
Thanks to everyone who signed our petition and contacted their TDs – all the hard work paid off: Minister Howlin has announced €35m for the development of community mental health services.
The national umbrella group for mental health, Mental Health Reform, has broadly welcomed the Government’s commitment to invest €35 million to develop community mental health services but warned that the money could be lost without the appointment of a Directorate of Mental Health Services. “It is clear that An Taoiseach, the Minister for Health and … Read more Directorate needed to ensure €35m spent as intended – Mental Health Reform
The day has come – we finally revealed our petition to the Minister for Mental Health. 6,000 people signed to fight for mental health in next week’s budget. 6,000!
Our statement in response to Minister Reilly’s announcement that he is considering to cut €35 million from the mental health budget. Mental Health Reform has warned that any further cuts to mental health will lead to a complete collapse of the mental health services.
Mary Minihane, in today’s Irish Times, covers our Millward Browne Survey among TDs in relation to mental health.
Mental Health Reform are holding two public consultations on Community Mental Health Services in Dublin and Cork. Please help us spread the word.
Cork – 22nd November @ 6.30 in Bru Columbanus
Dublin – 01st December @ 6.30 in Woodquay Venue, Dublin City Council Offices
The Government has today announced that it will replace the Central Mental Hospital which dates from 1850 with an appropriate modern facility for treating and caring for patients with mental illness.
Michael D Higgins looks set to be the ninth president of Ireland. He also won the poll for the best plan for mental health on this site which saw him win over 26% of the vote.