Mental Health Reform Welcomes High Level Task Force to Consider the Mental Health and Addiction Challenges of Those Who Come into Contact with the Criminal Justice Sector

Mental Health Reform welcomes the Final Report and recommendations of the High Level Task Force to consider the mental health and addiction challenges of those who come into contact with the criminal justice sector. The report was published today by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD and the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD. The … Read more

‘UNCPRD and Me’

Mental Health and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Join Mental Health Reform (MHR) at an online webinar to learn about your rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The UNCRPD is a United Nations document that sets out a series of rights … Read more

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022 Update

Mental Health Reform (MHR) warmly welcomes Minister O’Gorman’s announcement that provisions within the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022 will be extended to people involuntarily detained under Part 4 of the Mental Health Act 2001 by way of Government amendments. MHR would like to thank Minister O’Gorman, Minister Butler and Minister Rabbitte and all of … Read more

New figures show 43% of LGBTI+ people are dissatisfied with mental health services

Mental Health Reform launch ‘My LGBTI+ Voice Matters’ report in partnership with LGBT Ireland to mark Pride Month New research published by Mental Health Reform in partnership with LGBT Ireland reveals that nearly half (43%) of LGBTI+ people have had a poor experience of HSE mental health services. ‘My LGBTI+ Voice Matters: A Mixed Methods … Read more

Request for Tender

Analysis and Guide on Effective Consultation Processes for People with Psychosocial Disabilities 1. Introduction Mental Health Reform 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. In line with this vision, we … Read more

Action needed to prevent human rights violations against people with mental health difficulties

Mental health organisations call on the Taoiseach to urgently address discriminatory omission in the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022 More than 25 leaders in the community and voluntary sector have signed an open letter calling on the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin to urgently address an omission in the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022 that … Read more

Mental Health Reform demand government action in response to closure of CAMHS beds in Linn Dara

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is today reacting with concern to the closure of 11 inpatient beds in the Linn Dara Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unit (CAMHS) at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin. Róisín Clarke, Interim CEO, Mental Health Reform said: “We are deeply concerned by the closure of 11 … Read more


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