Mental Health Reform Welcomes Announcement of €72.8M for Mental Health Services in Budget 2023

27 September 2022 – Mental Health Reform welcomes the allocation of an additional €72.8M for mental health services in Budget 2023. This investment represents the largest ever single-year commitment to funding for mental health services in the history of the state.  The funding includes €44M to maintain existing levels of service and €14M for new … Read more

Mental Health Reform Reacts with Concern to the Closure of Beds in St James’s Hospital Psychiatric Unit

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is today reacting with concern to the imminent closure of the Sub-Acute Unit at St James’s Hospital Psychiatric Unit. According to the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), the closure of the Sub-Acute Unit at St James’s Hospital Psychiatric Unit will leave just 22 acute admissions beds for … Read more

Mental Health Commission’s Report Exposes Disparities Between Public and Private Mental Health Care

The Mental Health Commission has published its 2021 Annual Report this week. Commenting on the report, Róisín Clarke, Interim CEO, Mental Health Reform said: “We welcome the publication of the Mental Health Commission’s annual report which provides key insights into Ireland’s mental health system. The report highlights an urgent need to reform and improve investment … Read more

Mental Health Reform announces appointment of Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mental Health Reform has today announced the appointment of Ms Róisín Clarke as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the coalition. The appointment follows an external recruitment process led by the Board of Directors. Róisín Clarke joins Mental Health Reform, with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare and charity sectors. She has previously held senior … Read more

Action needed to address barriers faced by people with a dual diagnosis

Research launched to mark European Mental Health Week New research published by Mental Health Reform has found that individuals with a dual diagnosis face significant barriers to accessing appropriate care and gaining recovery. The study, entitled Dual Recovery: A qualitative exploration of the views of stakeholders working in mental health, substance use, and homelessness in … Read more

eMEN Webinar

                        Frontiers in eMental Health – The Future is Now Our final webinar in the eMEN project will focus on the future of eMental health, beyond the dramatic shift to using video platforms for therapy sessions during the pandemic. Examples include cutting-edge technologies like … Read more

Mental Health Reform launch report on the contribution of the Voluntary and Community Sector to Ireland’s mental health system

Mental Health Reform has today launched a new report which illustrates the impact of the Voluntary and Community Sector on Ireland’s mental health system. Titled, ‘Resetting the Non-Profit Voluntary and Community Mental Health Sector After the Pandemic’, the report has been published as part of the Brave New Connections project, an initiative supporting capacity-building for … Read more

Research Officer

Job Description Position: Research Officer Start Date: ASAP Reports to: Policy and Research Manager Location: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7. [Please note MHR is currently developing a hybrid working policy which will allow for staff to work part of their time in the workplace and part of their time from home] 1. Position Summary … Read more

Information for Attendees

Online Attendees The conference will take place on 31st March from 9.30am – 1.00pm.  If you are viewing the conference online, please register on Eventbrite.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants via email in advance of the event. In-Person Attendees The conference will take place in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Civic … Read more

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker Mary Butler, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler is Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People. She is a TD representing the Waterford Constituency. In the 32nd Dáil, Mary served as Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for … Read more

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