Letter to the Irish Times: Mental Health, are we listening?

Sir, – The closure of St Brendan’s Hospital, Grangegorman (Carl O’Brien, Health +Family, February 26th) and the opening of the Phoenix Care Centre, a modern intensive care centre, is a welcome step forward in the reform of mental health service delivery. This ending and new beginning is happening in the wake of the Government apology … Read more Letter to the Irish Times: Mental Health, are we listening?

Against the clock – how we marked AVFC anniversary

On 24th January 2006, the then Government agreed on a new mental health policy, A Vision for Change. Seven years on, Mental Health Reform and some of our great volunteers braved the cold to mark the event with a photo shoot entitled “Against the clock”. See some more of our photos here. Here’s what we … Read more Against the clock – how we marked AVFC anniversary

Against the Clock: On the 7th anniversary of A Vision for Change, Mental Health Reform coalition urges action

Seven years to the day after the publication of the mental health policy A Vision for Change (AVFC), Mental Health Reform calls on the Government to prioritise its implementation. Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform, commented: “It is striking that, despite the Government’s stated commitment to developing community mental health services, the years since the publication … Read more Against the Clock: On the 7th anniversary of A Vision for Change, Mental Health Reform coalition urges action

MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

While welcoming the publication of the HSE 2013 National Service Plan, Mental Health Reform has today (10/01/13) said that the HSE’s budgetary constraints cannot be allowed to undermine the Government’s commitment to investing €35million in mental health services in 2013. The Service Plan spells out how the Budget 2013 commitment to investing an additional €35million … Read more MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

While welcoming the publication of the HSE 2013 National Service Plan, Mental Health Reform has today (10/01/13) said that the HSE’s budgetary constraints cannot be allowed to undermine the Government’s commitment to investing €35million in mental health services in 2013. The Service Plan spells out how the Budget 2013 commitment to investing an additional €35million … Read more MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

Letter to the Irish Times on community mental health staffing

Published 10/01/2013 Sir, – Mental Health Reform shares the concerns about the current lack of multidisciplinary staff for community mental health teams expressed by Dr Aisling Denihan (January 7th). What does it say about Ireland’s commitment to providing good-quality mental healthcare that, almost 30 years after it became government policy to provide multidisciplinary community mental … Read more Letter to the Irish Times on community mental health staffing

Letter to the Irish Times

Published 10/01/2013 Sir, – Mental Health Reform shares the concerns about the current lack of multidisciplinary staff for community mental health teams expressed by Dr Aisling Denihan (January 7th). What does it say about Ireland’s commitment to providing good-quality mental healthcare that, almost 30 years after it became government policy to provide multidisciplinary community mental … Read more Letter to the Irish Times

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