General Election 2020 Manifesto

The General Election on the 8th of February 2020 must be a General Election in which mental health is given priority. Ireland’s mental health services are in a state of crisis and have suffered from years of significant under-investment, staffing shortages and access difficulties. Mental Health Reform today launch our General Election 2020 Manifesto and … Read moreGeneral Election 2020 Manifesto

Event: eMental Health Seminar ‘Opportunities for the Third Sector’

Mental Health Reform is delighted to welcome you to register for free to the upcoming seminar “eMental Health: Opportunities for the Third Sector” This seminar will address the opportunities eMental Health presents for third sector organisations in the mental health field.​ About this seminar Date: Tuesday, 18th of February 2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 … Read moreEvent: eMental Health Seminar ‘Opportunities for the Third Sector’

Another successive year when mental health gets a lower proportion of the overall funding

Yesterday, December 18th, the Government approved the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2020. It appears this includes increased staff for mental health services. Mental Health Reform are currently waiting clarification from the HSE and Minister Jim Daly T.D., on how many  staff will be allocated and what mental health services will receive development funding. In … Read moreAnother successive year when mental health gets a lower proportion of the overall funding

Mental health advocates call for action two years on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

Two years on from the publication of the Report of the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, a number of organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have called for the report’s recommendations to be implemented in full to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Ireland and help to … Read moreMental health advocates call for action two years on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

Silent by Pat Kinevane for First Fortnight 2020

Mental Health Reform are delighted to announce “Silent” as part of the First Fortnight 2020 programme. “Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person” Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all – including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award … Read moreSilent by Pat Kinevane for First Fortnight 2020

Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation in First Fortnight 2020

Mental Health Reform, in collaboration with Jigsaw, are delighted to announce “Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation” will be a part of First Fortnight 2020. This event will explore some challenges and innovations in Youth Mental Health services. The event is a community event which will encourage constructive conversations about how we can improve our … Read moreYouth Mental Health: A Community Conversation in First Fortnight 2020

Recruiting: CEO of Mental Health Reform

Chief Executive Officer The Board of Mental Health Reform now seeks a CEO who has the knowledge, skills and experience to build on MHR’s current reputation as an authoritative, consensus voice, and work with the Board to advance the advocacy programme and mobilise public and political support for a step change in the government’s and … Read moreRecruiting: CEO of Mental Health Reform

Experts say Ireland’s mental health law requires urgent reform

Experts say Ireland’s mental health law requires urgent reform Experts in Irish mental health law today called for the Government to swiftly update the Mental Health Act, 2001 to bring it into line with international human rights standards. The experts were speaking at a seminar organised by Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental … Read moreExperts say Ireland’s mental health law requires urgent reform

€25M from Budget 2019 have not yet been released by the Department of Health

Recent reports show that €25M from Budget 2019 have not yet been released by the Department of Health for mental health services and supports. Given increase in demand for mental health services, such as a 40% increase in demand for CAMHS in recent years and there are just 68 more staff in the HSE than … Read more€25M from Budget 2019 have not yet been released by the Department of Health

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