First Fortnight 2021 – Register Now

Mental Health Reform are proud to present two events as part of the First Fortnight Festival 2021! Register now for your free place at the virtual events taking place on 13th and 14th of January. Dear Diary, my mental health during the pandemic… It is broadly accepted that the impact of COVID-19 on peoples’ mental … Read more First Fortnight 2021 – Register Now

First Fortnight: “Dear Diary, my mental health during the pandemic…”

As part of First Fortnight 2021, Mental Health Reform is delighted to present “Dear Diary, my mental health during the pandemic…” It is broadly accepted that the impact of COVID 19 on peoples mental health has been significant, and yet, many will have experienced these impacts completely differently. Some people who may never have experienced … Read more First Fortnight: “Dear Diary, my mental health during the pandemic…”

First Fortnight: “Conversation Café: Youth Mental Health In The Midwest”

COVID-19 has brought about huge changes to the way we live, with children and young people being significantly affected. Since the crisis began, youth mental health services have reported higher levels of anxiety as well as increased demand for their services. As we continue to be confronted with COVID-19, we must ensure that the mental … Read more First Fortnight: “Conversation Café: Youth Mental Health In The Midwest”

Government must not miss opportunity to prepare mental health system

Today, Mental Health Reform told the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health that the Government must seize the opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritise mental health services and supports, or risk significant shortfall as the long term mental health impact of the pandemic sets in. “COVID-19 is a mental health emergency as well as a … Read more Government must not miss opportunity to prepare mental health system

LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and BelongTo are hosting a free webinar on the 24th November 2020 to explore the topic of mental health and the LGBTI+ community.  This HSE funded event will explore themes including the prevalence of mental health difficulties within the LGBTI+ community, access to services and supports, early intervention and prevention … Read more LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

Call for Participants in My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services

Mental Health Reform and LGBT Ireland are delighted to open the call for participants in “My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services”. Through this project, Mental Health Reform and LGBT Ireland aim to document and analyse the lived experiences of LGBTI+ people who use mental health services in Ireland. … Read more Call for Participants in My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services

Government must act on its own concerns regarding mental health of population

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government  to act on its own concerns and the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and significantly  increase investment in mental health services to protect the mental health of the population.  Explaining why the whole country was moving to Level … Read more Government must act on its own concerns regarding mental health of population

Job Vacancy: Senior Policy & Research Officer

Mental Health Reform is currently recruiting a Senior Policy & Research Officer.

About the role: 
The Senior Policy & Research Officer will have responsibility for leading the policy function of Mental
Health Reform. This will involve:

  • identifying key issues and developments in the mental health (and wider) environment and
  • recommending priority issues to be to be addressed through MHR’s policy work

The Senior Policy & Research Officer will also be responsible for building the evidence base for Mental
Health Reform’s representative and advocacy work through consultation, desk and empirical research,
and producing policy inputs to Government and other consultative processes.

Working closely with the CEO, the Senior Advocacy & Communications Officer, and other staff members,
the person will participate in and support MHR’s consultative and influencing activity to fulfil the
objectives of MHR’s current and future Operational Plans.

  • This is a fixed term contract position subject to funding and completion of a probationary period.
  • Flexibility is required regarding hours as some weekend and evening work may be necessary.
  • Travel and out of office work will also be a feature of the role.
  • Salary: salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Hours of Work: 37 hours per week
  • Annual Leave: 24 days

For further information about this role, please see the Job Description.

About Mental Health Reform:
Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the national coalition driving reform of Ireland’s mental health services and supports. Our vision is of an Ireland where everyone can access the support that they need in their community to achieve their best possible mental health. With more than 70 member organisations and thousands of individual supporters, MHR provides a coordinated voice to Government, its agencies, the Oireachtas and the general public on mental health issues.

Application process:

Please email your CV and cover letter to dbrown@mentalhealthreform.ie.

In your letter please state salary expectations and when you would be able to begin the role. Closing date for the submission of applications is Sunday the 4th of October.

Resources:

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Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer

Mental Health Reform is currently recruiting a Community Development Officer in CHO3 (Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary). About the role: While Mental Health Reform has been effective in advocating at a national level for improved mental health services and supports, so far we have not had the capacity to support local activism. Yet with the … Read more Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer

Mental health faces critical budget as demand significantly increases

Today, we call on the Government to protect Ireland’s mental health services in Budget 2021 by investing €80M to address significant additional pressures on the system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national coalition, for mental health, which represents 75 organisations working across the community and voluntary sector, has highlighted the urgent need … Read more Mental health faces critical budget as demand significantly increases

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