Mental Health Reform condemns continued admission of children to adult inpatient units

Mental Health Reform is reacting with concern to the Government’s announcement to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), that children with mental health difficulties will continue to be admitted into adult inpatient units. The national coalition for mental health said that the Government is failing to meet its obligations to children … Read more

Mental Health Commission’s CAMHS review reveals risks to children’s safety

Mental Health Reform is today reacting with concern to the Mental Health Commission’s Independent Review of the provision of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the State. The report reviews CAMHS in five of the HSE’s nine community healthcare organisations covering Kerry, Cork, Clare, Tipperary, Limerick, Dublin, Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Kildare. … Read more

We’re Hiring!

Administration & Project Officer Job description and person specification Reporting to: Operations, Governance and Finance Manager  Location: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7  Duration: 1 year (fixed term contract)  Hours of work: 37 hours per week Annual leave: 24 days Reporting directly to the Operations, Governance & Finance Manager, this role will support the  general … Read more

Coalition Conversations Biographies

Panelists Sarah Hughes, Mental Health Programme Manager, Union of Students in Ireland Sarah Hughes is the Mental Health Programme within the Union of Students in Ireland. Sarah works directly on any mental health research projects within the organisation and works alongside Government Executives such as the HSE to create positive change and ensure students’ mental … Read more

Mental Health Reform Wins a Good Governance Award 2022

25 November 2022 – Mental Health Reform is delighted to have won a Good Governance Award, in the category for organisations with an annual turnover of between €250,000 and €1 million.  The Good Governance Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by non-profit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with support … Read more

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Heads of Bill to Amend the Mental Health Act 2001

12 October 2022 – Mental Health Reform, today, welcomes the publication of the pre-legislative scrutiny report on the draft Heads of Bill to amend the Mental Health Act and thanks the Committee for its important work. The report contains 19 recommendations from the Sub-Committee on Mental Health to inform the reform of the Mental Health … Read more

Have Your Voice Heard

Focus Group for People with Lived Experience of Mental Health Difficulties Mental Health Reform is holding an online focus group for people with lived experience of mental health difficulties on Friday, 14th October from 12.30pm – 2pm.  The focus group is now at full capacity so it is no longer possible to register. Mental Health … Read more

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


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