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.
Mental Health Reform welcomes the launch yesterday by the HSE of the report Value for Money: A comparison of cost and quality in two models of Adult Mental Health Service provision. Commenting on the report, Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform said: “this is an important and timely report, which supports a community model … Read more
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
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
New research highlighting children and young people’s mental health needs within school has been launched by the Cross Party Oireachtas Group on Mental Health. Co-convenors Deputy Dara Calleary (FF), Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (SF), Deputy Simon Harris (FG), Senator Susan O’Keeffe (L) and Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan (Technical Group) asked the Oireachtas Library to conduct the … Read more
Minister Lynch hopes to persuade Minister Reilly that “mental health is different” and that the appointment of the Director for mental Health should happen immediately and not wait for legislation.The appointment of the Director for Children and Families has already set a precedent.Speaking to the Examiner, April 7th, the Minister also said that the Department … Read more
Independent Monitoring Group Consultation Meetings
Monday 16th April 2012 in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick at 9:30 am.
Monday 30th April 2012 in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at 9:30 am.
Mental Health Reform welcomes the Mental Health Commission’s Annual Report but highlights need to hire staff and appoint Director
‘ECT – Right to Refuse?’ Labour Equality Open Event: Thu 29th March 7.30pm, The Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St, Dublin 1. All welcome.
Mental Health Reform launched their Agenda for Action yesterday. Pictures from the launch are available here.