Mental Health Reform: “HSE’s latest plan shows service users and family members are being heard”

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, has today (19/12/2014) welcomed the publication of the HSE Mental Health Division’s Operational Plan for 2015, saying that the plan shows that the HSE has listened to some of the concerns raised by people who use mental health services and their family members/carers. Dr … Read more Mental Health Reform: “HSE’s latest plan shows service users and family members are being heard”

Mental Health Reform: “HSE’s latest plan shows service users and family members are being heard”

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, has today (19/12/2014) welcomed the publication of the HSE Mental Health Division’s Operational Plan for 2015, saying that the plan shows that the HSE has listened to some of the concerns raised by people who use mental health services and their family members/carers. Dr … Read more Mental Health Reform: “HSE’s latest plan shows service users and family members are being heard”

Plans for mental health services at risk without adequate staffing

Mental Health Reform has warned that measures announced today (27/11/2014) in the HSE National Service Plan 2015 to improve mental health services will not be achievable without adequate numbers of staff. The Service Plan for 2015 commits to investing €35 million in community-based mental health services, 24/7 crisis responses, suicide prevention and mental health promotion. … Read more Plans for mental health services at risk without adequate staffing

Plans for mental health services at risk without adequate staffing

Mental Health Reform has warned that measures announced today (27/11/2014) in the HSE National Service Plan 2015 to improve mental health services will not be achievable without adequate numbers of staff. The Service Plan for 2015 commits to investing €35 million in community-based mental health services, 24/7 crisis responses, suicide prevention and mental health promotion. … Read more Plans for mental health services at risk without adequate staffing

Mental Health Reform welcomes European Medicines Agency decision on valproate medicines

Mental Health Reform has welcomed the decision by the European Medicines Agency to strengthen warnings on the use of the drug valproate, which is used to treat bipolar disorder, among other conditions, and which has been linked to birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have taken the drug. Dr Shari … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes European Medicines Agency decision on valproate medicines

Mental Health Reform welcomes European Medicines Agency decision on valproate medicines

Mental Health Reform has welcomed the decision by the European Medicines Agency to strengthen warnings on the use of the drug valproate, which is used to treat bipolar disorder, among other conditions, and which has been linked to birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have taken the drug. Dr Shari … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes European Medicines Agency decision on valproate medicines

Mental Health Reform disappointed in funding shortfall for mental health

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has expressed disappointment that the Government has missed the opportunity in Budget 2015 to make up for the €15 million shortfall in this year’s allocation for mental health. Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, commented: “When the 2014 budget was announced, Minister Lynch made a commitment that the … Read more Mental Health Reform disappointed in funding shortfall for mental health

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