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.

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JobBridge internship in MHR

December 8th, 2014

JobBridge Policy, Communications and Campaigns internship Hours of work: 5 days per week Duration: Minimum of nine months Working Hours: […]

Plans for mental health services at risk without adequate staffing

November 27th, 2014

Mental Health Reform has warned that measures announced today (27/11/2014) in the HSE National Service Plan 2015 to improve mental […]

Mental Health Reform welcomes European Medicines Agency decision on valproate medicines

November 25th, 2014

Mental Health Reform has welcomed the decision by the European Medicines Agency to strengthen warnings on the use of the […]

Mental Health Reform’s Snapshot Analysis of Budget 2015

October 15th, 2014


Mental Health Reform disappointed in funding shortfall for mental health

October 15th, 2014

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has expressed disappointment that the Government has missed the opportunity in Budget 2015 to […]

An update from the HSE on mental health services

October 10th, 2014

Mental Health Reform has been given an update by HSE National Director of Mental Health Services Anne O’Connor on key […]

Mental Health Reform launches paper on ethnic minorities and mental health

October 10th, 2014

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has today (10/10/2014) launched a paper highlighting the importance of improving access to mental […]

22,000 people in a final push for mental health funding

October 7th, 2014

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition promoting improved mental health services, was joined by volunteers today (07/10/2014) in presenting Minister […]

MHR Irish Times opinion piece

October 2nd, 2014

Mental health services are under-resourced and overstretched Opinion: Ireland invests a much lower proportion of our health budget on mental […]

Elaine’s story about mental health services

August 27th, 2014

My first experience with my local mental health services was about 7 years ago, before my son was born. I […]