Blog

Every week Mental Health Reform will post items relating to mental health services in Ireland. We hope that this blog will help stimulate debate about mental health and mental health services. The blog will feature items from Mental Health Reform Staff, the Director of Mental Health Reform and from guest bloggers including experts by experience and mental health professionals.

We welcome comments, however we would ask that all comments are respectful of bloggers and other commenters. Read more about our comment policy. Please note that not all blogs reflect the views of Mental Health Reform.

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Mental Health Reform describes report on suicides as “disturbing”

July 22nd, 2015

Mental Health Reform has today (22/07/2015) described a Mental Health Commission report on suicides in mental health services as “disturbing”. […]


“Honour commitment to mental health in next year’s Budget”, urges Mental Health Reform

July 20th, 2015

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today (20/07/2015) urged Government to keep its Programme for Government […]


Mental Health Reform welcomes new suicide prevention strategy

June 24th, 2015

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has welcomed the new Suicide Prevention Strategy ‘Connecting for Life’, which […]


Mental Health Reform welcomes UN Committee’s call for more resources for mental health

June 22nd, 2015

Mental Health Reform has today (22/06/2015) welcomed the recommendation by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that […]


Mental Health Reform welcomes UN Committee’s call for more resources for mental health

June 22nd, 2015

Mental Health Reform has today (22/06/2015) welcomed the recommendation by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that […]


Letter to the Sunday Independent

June 15th, 2015

New mental health rules needed Sir – Emer O’Kelly’s article (Sunday Independent, 7 June) suggests that calls to reduce the […]


More action needed to achieve vision for mental health services

June 3rd, 2015

Mental Health Reform has today (03/06/2015) described implementation of the national mental health policy A Vision for Change after nine […]


Mental Health Reform welcomes commitment to stop people having ECT if unwilling

April 25th, 2015

Mental Health Reform has today (25/04/2015) welcomed the commitment by Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch […]


Immediate Release: Amnesty and Mental Health Reform welcome publication of report on Mental Health Act and urge action on complaints and treatment to those who are ‘unwilling’

March 5th, 2015

Amnesty International Ireland and Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, have together (05/03/2015) welcomed the publication by […]


MHR’s Irish Times opinion piece

February 16th, 2015

In case you missed it, this is the article we had published in the Irish Times last month. Homeless people […]


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