Mental Health Reform in today’s Irish Times

Mental health group welcomes reforms EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY CAMPAIGN GROUP Mental Health Reform has welcomed Minister for Health James Reilly’s decision to proceed with establishing a new structure for the HSE. It will include a new directorate of mental health. Under the heads of a Bill approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday, the HSE board will … Read more

Audio documentary on anxiety

Blind Panic is an audio documentary by DCU students Ciaran O Connor & Barry Lenihan. It tells the story of Ben and his struggle to overcome anxiety. Mental Health Reform’s Orla Barry contributed to the piece, among others. Our thanks to Ciaran and Barry for sharing this with us. Listen here to Blind Panic.

Consultative meetings, Portlaoise and Galway

Mental Health Reform is continuing our series of public consultative meetings on quality mental health services: Portlaoise: Tuesday 22nd May from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. The meeting will be held at the National Learning Network Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Galway: Monday 28th May from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at Jigsaw … Read more

Essential Principles for Irish Capacity Legislation

Letter published in The Irish Times Sir, We welcome the Oireachtas Justice Committee initiative under Deputy David Stanton to hear from interested parties on legal capacity prior to publication of the Mental Capacity Bill. The report on the Bill is published today; we hope that the committee’s recommendations will be taken on board by Ministers … Read more


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