Government told: Do What Works for Mental Health in Budget 2014

Mental Health Reform today launched an eight week pre-budget campaign calling on the Government to “Do What Works” for mental health, by investing in measures that are known to be both effective and cost-effective for improving mental health. Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “We know what works for mental health. We need … Read more Government told: Do What Works for Mental Health in Budget 2014

Government told: Do What Works for Mental Health in Budget 2014

Mental Health Reform today launched an eight week pre-budget campaign calling on the Government to “Do What Works” for mental health, by investing in measures that are known to be both effective and cost-effective for improving mental health. Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “We know what works for mental health. We need … Read more Government told: Do What Works for Mental Health in Budget 2014

Mental Health Reform welcomes publication of National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan.

The coalition group Mental Health Reform has today (29/07/2013) given a broad welcome to the publication of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan. The National Disability Strategy is a ten-year plan (2006-2015) aimed at achieving social inclusion of people with disabilities, including people with a mental health disability. The Government’s commitment to making significant progress … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes publication of National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan.

Mental Health Reform welcomes publication of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan

The coalition group Mental Health Reform has today (29/07/2013) given a broad welcome to the publication of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan. The National Disability Strategy is a ten-year plan (2006-2015) aimed at achieving social inclusion of people with disabilities, including people with a mental health disability. The Government’s commitment to making significant progress … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes publication of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan

Welcome for Assisted Decision-Making Bill

The publication today of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 is a welcome development, said a working group of civil society organisations (full list at the bottom of the release). Áine Hynes, Chair of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, said: “This Bill will replace the long outdated Lunacy Act of 1871. The Government has cited the … Read more Welcome for Assisted Decision-Making Bill

Welcome for Assisted Decision-Making Bill

The publication today of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 is a welcome development, said a working group of civil society organisations (full list at the bottom of the release). Áine Hynes, Chair of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, said: “This Bill will replace the long outdated Lunacy Act of 1871. The Government has cited the … Read more Welcome for Assisted Decision-Making Bill

Mental Health Reform welcomes new counselling service in primary care

Mental Health Reform welcomes today’s (11/07/13) launch of the Counselling in Primary Care service that will enable adult medical card holders throughout the country to access time-limited counselling through their GP. In response to the launch, Dr. Shari McDaid, Mental Health Reform’s spokesperson, commented: “One of the strongest messages to come out of the consultation … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes new counselling service in primary care

Mental Health Reform welcomes new counselling service in primary care

Mental Health Reform welcomes today’s (11/07/13) launch of the Counselling in Primary Care service that will enable adult medical card holders throughout the country to access time-limited counselling through their GP. In response to the launch, Dr. Shari McDaid, Mental Health Reform’s spokesperson, commented: “One of the strongest messages to come out of the consultation … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes new counselling service in primary care

“I could never say that before…”

We continue our series of monthly member blogs, with this month’s blog coming from Pio Fenton, Chairperson of Samaritans in Ireland, about his experience of volunteering with the listening-ear service. “I could never say that before…” I first became a Samaritans volunteer about 9 years ago. It has been a huge experience in terms of getting … Read more “I could never say that before…”

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