Recommendation for significant increase in mental health investment welcomed

Mental Health Reform welcomes recommendation for significant increase in mental health investment by Future of Healthcare Committee  Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcomed the Committee on the Future of Healthcare’s recommendation that at least 10% of the overall health budget be ring-fenced for mental health spending. Speaking after the launch … Read more

Recruitment Crisis in Mental Health Services Demands Action

Recruitment Crisis in Mental Health Services Demands Action Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today demanded action on the recruitment crisis in mental health services, following the closure of 11 child and adolescent inpatient beds in the Linn Dara Unit at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin. Speaking this morning, Director of … Read more

Mental Health Reform call on Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health to Urgently Update Mental Health Act, 2001

Mental Health Reform call on Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health to Urgently Update Mental Health Act, 2001 Mental Health Reform will today call on the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health to urgently consider the Mental Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2017 before the summer recess, in order to strengthen the rights of people when they are … Read more

MHR welcomes passage of Mental Health Act (Amendment) (No.2) Bill to Committee Stage

Mental Health Reform welcomes passage of Mental Health Act (Amendment) (No.2) Bill to Committee Stage and calls for full Scheme to amend Mental Health Act, 2001 Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health, has today welcomed the passage ofFiannaFáíl’s Mental Health Act (Amendment) (No.2) Bill to Committee Stage, following its debate in the … Read more

Dáil Debate on Mental Health Act

Dáil Debate on Mental Health Act (Amendment) (No.2) Bill Reflects Urgent Need for Reform. Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health, has today expressed support for a Fianna Fáil bill to amend the Mental Health Act 2001, ahead of its debate in the Dáil this evening. Speaking ahead of … Read more

Reform the Mental Health Act

Reform the Mental Health Act In Ireland today, people who are being treated in hospital for a mental health difficulty continue to have their human rights put at risk, as a result of the Mental Health Act, 2001. You can take a stance against this. Come with us to a debate on amending the Mental Health … Read more

Green Ribbon 2017 by See Change

Mental Health Reform supports the Green Ribbon Campaign run by See Change, which is starting nationwide today – 27th of April. More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables … Read more

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2017

Our previous supporters… Marathon Effort! Last year, Feidhlim McGowan (Left) ran the Dublin Marathon for MHR and raised a massive €1,900 in sponsorship! Thanks to Feidhlim, MHR were able to purchase campaign materials, like posters and banners, for our #IAmAReason campaign. The #IAmAReason campaign demanded continued investment in mental health service in budget 2017. We even … Read more

Vacancy: Communications and Administration Assistant (CE Position)

THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED Mental Health Reform is now recruiting for the position of Communications and Administration Assistant (CE Position). Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the leading national coalition driving progressive reform of Ireland’s mental health system. With more than 50 member organisations and more than 10,000 individual supporters, Mental Health Reform is … Read more

Mental Health Reform calls for passage of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Mental Health Reform today expressed support for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and called for its swift passage through the houses of the Oireachtas. Speaking about the Bill, Shari McDaid, Director, said, “The misuse of alcohol plays too great a role in coping with mental and emotional distress in Ireland. It is widely recognised that … Read more

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