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
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
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
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!