Why join Mental Health Reform?
Mental Health Reform is the national coalition on mental health in Ireland. Member organisations join Mental Health Reform to add their voice to the thousands calling for progressive reform of Ireland’s mental health services. We are stronger together, and there are a number of important benefits of becoming a member of the coalition.
Our strength is derived from our membership. Mental Health Reform relies on members for their experience, skills and ideas in driving our reform agenda. Join us and become part of the movement!
- Clear and active engagement in calling for progressive reform of mental health services
- Opportunities to engage with stategic State mental health fora
- Updates on strategic developments in mental health
- Notification of upcoming events relating to mental health
- Successfully campaigned for the national roll-out of 7-day adult mental health services
- Allocation of €225M in Government funding for reform of mental health services since 2013
- A doubling of the proportion of psychological, occupational therapy, and social work staff within Ireland’s mental health services
- A designated Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health
- An Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare, whose report included many of Mental Health Reform’s recommendations
- National roll-out of the best practice approach to supporting people with mental health difficulties into employment which will enable 400 people with severe mental health difficulties to get support for finding a competitive, open market job.
- Appointment of 114 Assistant Psychologists in primary care to improve capacity for early intervention
- A Government commitment to support 400+ people from HSE-funded housing to independent living in the community
Who can become a Member?
Mental health Reform offers both governing membership and associate membership to organisations who share our vision and values.
Mental Health Reform expect all of our members adhere to principles of good Governance.
Types of Memberships
Governing Membership is open to not-for-profit/non-governmental organisations with the exception of unions, professional associations, training and education bodies and non-governmental organisations who provide inpatient mental health services and/or approved centre(s). Governing members can participate in the Board structures of Mental Health Reform and have the right to vote and participate in official business of the Company at its General Meetings.
Membership fees for Governing Members are calculated on the annual income of the organisation as per their most recently filed annual accounts.
€1m and above
€700k to €999k
€400k – €699k
€100k – €399k
Associate membership is open to all non-governmental organisations who are committed to the implementation of A Vision for Change, including unions, professional associations, training and education bodies and those who provide inpatient mental health services and/or approved centres. Associate members do not participate in the Board structures of Mental Health Reform and do not have the right to vote or participate in official business of the Company at General Meetings.
Membership fees for Associate Members is €113 per annum.
How to become a Member
- Download the Membership Application Form.
- Return your completed form to Mental Health Reform.
- Mental Health Reform will be in touch when we receive your form.
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Become a Supporter
As an individual, you can join the movement to drive progressive change of our mental health services and supports in Ireland.
We have thousands of individual supporters who engage with our work; from signing petitions for 24/7 crisis mental health services to sharing their experiences which are brought to Government.
You can keep up to date about our work, engagement opportunities and add your voice to ours by becoming a Supporter. You can support our work by signing up to our newsletter, following us on social media, or donating.