Mental Health Reform welcomes passage of Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomed the final passage of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill’s provisions amend the Mental Health Act, 2001 definition of a ‘voluntary patient’ and the principles in the 2001 Act. Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, said, “This new law represents a … Read more Mental Health Reform welcomes passage of Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Report shows Digital Technology could play important role in Mental Healthcare in Ireland

A report published today by Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has found that digital technology could play an important role in mental healthcare in Ireland. The report, entitled eMental Health: State-of-the-Art & Opportunities for Ireland, was launched today by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD … Read more Report shows Digital Technology could play important role in Mental Healthcare in Ireland

Appeal Court finding reflects the urgent need for full reform of Ireland’s Mental Health Act, 2001

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is calling on the Government to urgently update Ireland’s mental health law following this week’s Appeal Court ruling. The ruling found part of the Mental Health Act to be unconstitutional because it allows an involuntary patient to have their detention extended for up to 12 months … Read more Appeal Court finding reflects the urgent need for full reform of Ireland’s Mental Health Act, 2001

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