Brave New Connections – Launch Webinar

‘Brave New Connections’ is a collaborative project led by Mental Health Reform (MHR) and funded by an RTE Does Comic Relief grant. The project is supporting capacity-building for non-profit organisations in the mental health field, focusing on aspects of their activities and services where they have had to adapt or respond to the challenges of … Read more

Pre-Budget Campaign Launch

Mental Health Reform are delighted to invite you to the launch of our Pre-Budget Campaign. Together with our 77 members, we call on the Government to prioritise funding for mental health services in the upcoming budget. To address historical underinvestment in our mental health system, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and to progress … Read more

Interview with Michele Kerrigan

Michele Kerrigan, Chairperson of Mental Health Reform We spoke to Michele Kerrigan to learn more about Mental Health Reform’s new Chairperson. Michele was on our Board when the coalition began, and has been CEO of Grow Mental Health for the past 14 years. She represents the first member organisation to Chair the Board, which we … Read more

Mental Health Reform welcomes Government approval of the heads of Bill to amend the Mental Health Act

On 13th July 2021, Mental Health Reform welcomed the Government approval of the heads of Bill to amend the Mental Health Act. Speaking about the decision, our CEO, Fiona Coyle, said: “We welcome the important step taken by the Government to approve Ireland’s new mental health law. There is an urgent need to reform the … Read more

We’re Hiring: Research & Policy Officer

Position: Research & Policy Officer Hours: Full-time (37 hours per week) Start date: ASAPDuration: Temporary contract until December 2021Reports to: Policy & Research Manager Location: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7[Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to government restrictions, the successful candidate may also be required to work remotely.] Position SummaryThis position sits … Read more

Mental Health Commission’s Report Exposes Failings in Ireland’s Mental Health Service

On 01st July, 2021 Mental Health Reform reacted with concern to Mental Health Commission’s 2020 Annual Report. Commenting on the report, our CEO Fiona Coyle said, “The Mental Health Commission’s annual report highlights an urgent need to reform and improve investment in the delivery of mental health services in Ireland. Behind every number in this … Read more

Kelly-Anne Finn’s Fundraiser

Kelly-Anne Finn is walking an incredible 200km this July to raise funds for Mental Health Reform and Mayo Rape Crisis Centre. Well done Kelly-Anne! 🙌 🤗 If you’d like to support Kelly-Anne to raise funds for these two excellent causes, simply click the button below. Donate!

Introduction to Disability Equality

Mental Health Reform are hosting online training as part of our work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). We are delighted to be joined by Peter Kearns, a lecturer in Disability Studies in National University of Ireland, Galway for 2x training sessions as part of our ongoing UNCRPD … Read more

Slaintecare Does Not go far Enough for Mental Health

Mental Health Reform express concerns at the low priority given to mental health in the ‘Slaintecare Implementation and Action Plan 2021 to 2023’, launched 12th May, 2021. Under Sláintecare recommendations, the government has set a target for mental health funding to be at 10% of overall health expenditure by 2025. The current Action Plan outlines … Read more

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