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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MHR welcomes Minister Kathleen Lynch’s continued commitment to mental health

July 14th, 2014

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has today (14/07/2014) welcomed the continued commitment of Minister of State Kathleen Lynch to […]

Mental Health Reform says mental health service lack of compliance with regulations unacceptable

June 25th, 2014

Press Release- For Immediate Release 25/06/14 Mental Health Reform says mental health service lack of compliance with regulations unacceptable Mental Health […]

Launching Mental Health Reform’s!

June 4th, 2014

New MentalHelp web directory of mental health supports launched by Minister Kathleen Lynch Minister of State for Disability, Equality and […]

Local Election candidates asked to make mental health a priority

April 24th, 2014

A joint campaign by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the national coalition Mental Health Reform is asking […]

MHR on Universal Health Insurance

April 2nd, 2014

Mental Health Reform expresses concern at absence of counselling in proposed Universal Health Insurance basket of services Reacting to the […]


April 1st, 2014

Today we mark 1st April by sharing a number of key facts and statistics about mental health. Along with, […]

MHR public consultation meetings

March 27th, 2014

Mental Health Reform wants to hear from anyone with an interest in mental health about their experience of getting mental […]

Mental Health Reform in the news this week

January 24th, 2014

This week, we have been looking at progress so far in putting the policy A Vision for Change into action, eight years […]

Mental Health Reform asks Minister to improve access to mental health crisis supports

January 23rd, 2014

Mental Health Reform is asking the Minister of State for Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, to use her powers to […]

HSE mental health funding delays will have human cost

December 18th, 2013

Mental Health Reform has today (18/12/2013) expressed frustration that the delivery of promised mental health funding for 2013 and 2014 […]