Unacceptable living conditions for people with long term mental health difficulties in mini institutions

Mental Health Reform, the National Coalition for Mental Health, has expressed serious concern that people with severe mental health difficulties are living in unacceptable conditions in mini institutions around the country. Mental Health Reform echoes concerns expressed by the Mental Health Commission (MHC) in its 2015 Annual Report published today (Monday 20th June), that some … Read more Unacceptable living conditions for people with long term mental health difficulties in mini institutions

Residents at Portlaoise mental health unit secluded for more than 2 days

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health has expressed grave concerns about a number of issues highlighted in the latest inspection report from the Mental Health Commission. According to the Inspection Report on the Department of Psychiatry, at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, residents were kept in seclusion for more than 60 … Read more Residents at Portlaoise mental health unit secluded for more than 2 days

Mental Health Reform welcomes restoration of €12M mental health funding

Mental Health Reform today welcomed the restoration of €12M in development funding for mental health services in 2016. Responding to the news, Dr Shari McDaid, Director, said, “We are pleased to see the Government’s decision to restore the €12M ring-fenced funding for development of mental health services in 2016, though this funding needs to translate … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes restoration of €12M mental health funding

Ireland’s readmission rate for people in severe mental health distress too high

  Ireland’s readmission rate for people in severe mental health distress too high Mental Health Reform, the National Coalition for Mental Health, has expressed serious concerns at the high hospital readmission rate for people with mental health difficulties in Ireland and the continued lack of a 24/7 community-based service for people in severe distress. Mental … Read more Ireland’s readmission rate for people in severe mental health distress too high

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