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

An update from the HSE on mental health services

Mental Health Reform has been given an update by HSE National Director of Mental Health Services Anne O’Connor on key aspects of A Vision for Change that we have been campaigning on. On mental health services for people who are homeless In Dublin, the Community Mental Health Teams for the homeless people are currently in place … Read more An update from the HSE on mental health services

Mental Health Reform launches paper on ethnic minorities and mental health

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has today (10/10/2014) launched a paper highlighting the importance of improving access to mental health services for people from ethnic minority backgrounds, including Travellers. Launching Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health: a position paper, Mental Health Reform Director Dr Shari McDaid explained: “The government mental health policy A Vision for … Read more Mental Health Reform launches paper on ethnic minorities and mental health

Mental Health Reform launches paper on ethnic minorities and mental health

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has today (10/10/2014) launched a paper highlighting the importance of improving access to mental health services for people from ethnic minority backgrounds, including Travellers. Launching Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health: a position paper, Mental Health Reform Director Dr Shari McDaid explained: “The government mental health policy A Vision for … Read more Mental Health Reform launches paper on ethnic minorities and mental health

22,000 people in a final push for mental health funding

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, was joined by volunteers today (07/10/2014) in presenting Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch TD with 22,000 signatures to a petition calling for increased funding for mental health services in Budget 2015. The petition was part of the coalition’s Mental … Read more 22,000 people in a final push for mental health funding

22,000 people in a final push for mental health funding

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, was joined by volunteers today (07/10/2014) in presenting Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch TD with 22,000 signatures to a petition calling for increased funding for mental health services in Budget 2015. The petition was part of the coalition’s Mental … Read more 22,000 people in a final push for mental health funding

MHR Irish Times opinion piece

Mental health services are under-resourced and overstretched Opinion: Ireland invests a much lower proportion of our health budget on mental health care than the UK Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform First published in The Irish Times: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 Last year more than 40,000 people with severe mental or emotional distress sought support … Read more MHR Irish Times opinion piece

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