Mental Health Reform welcomes new suicide prevention strategy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has welcomed the new Suicide Prevention Strategy ‘Connecting for Life’, which was launched today (24/06/2015) by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch. Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “We welcome the comments from An Taoiseach Enda Kenny … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes new suicide prevention strategy

Mental Health Reform welcomes new suicide prevention strategy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has welcomed the new Suicide Prevention Strategy ‘Connecting for Life’, which was launched today (24/06/2015) by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch. Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “We welcome the comments from An Taoiseach Enda Kenny … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes new suicide prevention strategy

Mental Health Reform welcomes UN Committee’s call for more resources for mental health

Mental Health Reform has today (22/06/2015) welcomed the recommendation by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that implementation of the Government’s mental health policy A Vision for Change be expedited through the allocation of sufficient resources for mental health services. The Committee was giving its concluding observations in response to the third … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes UN Committee’s call for more resources for mental health

Mental Health Reform welcomes UN Committee’s call for more resources for mental health

Mental Health Reform has today (22/06/2015) welcomed the recommendation by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that implementation of the Government’s mental health policy A Vision for Change be expedited through the allocation of sufficient resources for mental health services. The Committee was giving its concluding observations in response to the third … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes UN Committee’s call for more resources for mental health

Letter to the Sunday Independent

New mental health rules needed Sir – Emer O’Kelly’s article (Sunday Independent, 7 June) suggests that calls to reduce the use of powerful psychotropic drugs to control challenging behaviour of people with severe mental health conditions and people with an intellectual disability is an unrealistic ideal, due to lack of resources. Such a position is … Read more Letter to the Sunday Independent

More action needed to achieve vision for mental health services

Mental Health Reform has today (03/06/2015) described implementation of the national mental health policy A Vision for Change after nine years as “incomplete and uneven”, despite pockets of innovation. Dr Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “This report acknowledges the progress that has been made and the staff whose commitment has helped to … Read more More action needed to achieve vision for mental health services

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