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

New Oireachtas research on young people’s mental health

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

Mental Health Reform welcomes Minister Kathleen Lynch’s call for the immediate appointment of the Director of Mental Health

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


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