Guidelines Launched

On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 The Mental Health Commission and Mental Health Reform launched revised guidelines for mental health services and staff working with people from ethnic minority communities. Titled ‘Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health’, the updated guidelines are designed to inform mental health services and staff on how best to provide care to individuals … Read more

Reform Needed

Government must reform mental health laws to protect the rights of adults and children On 30th November 2021, Mental Health Reform told the Sub-Committee on Mental Health that Ireland’s mental health legislation must be reformed to protect the rights of children and adults receiving inpatient mental health treatment and care.In an opening statement to the … Read more

Digital Mental Health Policy

Since 2015 Mental Health Reform (MHR) has been exploring the role of technological innovation and in particular e-mental health initiatives to address key mental healthcare challenges in Ireland. In that time numerous key stakeholders, including the HSE, began also to explore the potential of e-mental health initiatives. This is evidenced in the increasing role of … Read more

Guide on Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals

On 27th October 2021,  Mental Health Reform launched the Cultural Competency Toolkit, a practical guide for mental health professionals, services, and staff on working with ethnic minority communities in Ireland. Fiona Coyle, CEO said: “Research shows that people from ethnic minority groups experience significant challenges in accessing mental health supports that adequately meet their needs. … Read more

Tender for Project Evaluation

Mental Health Reform is seeking a suitably qualified consultant to evaluate a community mental health pilot project. 1. Introduction Mental Health Reform (MHR) is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health. Our vision is of an Ireland where everyone can access the support they need in their community, to achieve their best possible mental health. … Read more

We’re Hiring: Policy & Research Manager

Position: Policy & Research Manager Hours: Full -time (37 hours per week) Start date: ASAPDuration: 1 year Reports to: CEOLocation: 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 Summary This position manages the policy and research … Read more

Budget 2022 Statement

Today, 12th October 2021, Mental Health Reform welcome the allocation of an additional €24M to mental health for the development of new services and €13M to support the provision of existing levels of service announced in Budget 2022. Fiona Coyle, CEO said: “COVID-19 has adversely affected the physical and mental well-being of many people in … Read more

A Letter to An Taoiseach

On 04th October 2021, more than 50 leaders in the community and voluntary sector signed an open letter calling on An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin. The letter urges An Taoiseach to prioritise funding for mental health services in the upcoming budget. The letter is published by Mental Health Reform and our member organisations. Together, we ask … Read more

The Professional Hypnotherapists Podcast

Our CEO Fiona Coyle spoke to Aidan Noone on the Professional Hypnotherapists Podcast, which is a production of our members, The European Association of Professional Hypnotherapists. They discussed why mental health needs to be a priority in Ireland today, and how to get involved in our Pre-Budget Campaign. Listen back to the podcast by clicking … Read more

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


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