“Commitment to mental health funding is welcome and delivery is crucial”, says Mental Health Reform

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today (13/10/2015) welcomed the Government announcement of an additional €35 million for primary care and specialist mental health services in Budget 2016, and pointed out that delivery on this and prior commitments is needed urgently. Dr Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “Today’s Budget … Read more “Commitment to mental health funding is welcome and delivery is crucial”, says Mental Health Reform

“Commitment to mental health funding is welcome and delivery is crucial”, says Mental Health Reform

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today (13/10/2015) welcomed the Government announcement of an additional €35 million for primary care and specialist mental health services in Budget 2016, and pointed out that delivery on this and prior commitments is needed urgently. Dr Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “Today’s Budget … Read more “Commitment to mental health funding is welcome and delivery is crucial”, says Mental Health Reform

Thousands call for Government to invest in Ireland’s mental health

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, was today (08/10/2015) joined by representatives of its 54 member organisations to deliver thousands of petition signatures to Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch TD, calling for increased investment in mental health and related social services in Budget 2016.  The petition is … Read more Thousands call for Government to invest in Ireland’s mental health

Thousands call for Government to invest in Ireland’s mental health

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, was today (08/10/2015) joined by representatives of its 54 member organisations to deliver thousands of petition signatures to Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch TD, calling for increased investment in mental health and related social services in Budget 2016.  The petition is … Read more Thousands call for Government to invest in Ireland’s mental health

Mental Health Reform welcomes commitments to support people with mental health difficulties into employment

Mental Health Reform has today welcomed the commitments in the Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities launched today to support people with mental health difficulties into employment. Speaking at the launch, Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, said, “The commitment in the strategy to improving integration between supported employment and mental health services … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes commitments to support people with mental health difficulties into employment

Mental health activists gather at Leinster House to say: “Invest in our mental health”

  Mental health activists from across Dublin have today (25/08/2015) joined Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, to launch a campaign for mental health funding in Budget 2016. The campaign, called “Invest in my mental health”, calls on the Government to provide a minimum of €35 million additional funding for mental health … Read more Mental health activists gather at Leinster House to say: “Invest in our mental health”

Mental health activists gather at Leinster House to say: “Invest in our mental health”

Mental health activists from across Dublin have today (25/08/2015) joined Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, to launch a campaign for mental health funding in Budget 2016. The campaign, called “Invest in my mental health”, calls on the Government to provide a minimum of €35 million additional funding for mental health services. … Read more Mental health activists gather at Leinster House to say: “Invest in our mental health”

MHR now offering training to groups and organisations!

Mental Health Reform now provides group training sessions. Does your organisation/group need training on how to influence the policies of Government and service providers? Would you like to know more about mental health policy? Would your group like to learn how to involve service users and/or family members/carers in your work? Mental Health Reform offers … Read more MHR now offering training to groups and organisations!

Mental Health Reform describes report on suicides as “disturbing”

Mental Health Reform has today (22/07/2015) described a Mental Health Commission report on suicides in mental health services as “disturbing”. The report examines mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary in the wake of the suicides of 13 service users between January 2012 and March 2014. Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, … Read more Mental Health Reform describes report on suicides as “disturbing”

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