Organisations call for action one year on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

One year on from the publication of the Report of the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, a number of organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have called for the report’s recommendations to be implemented in full, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Ireland and help to … Read moreOrganisations call for action one year on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

#InOurHourOfNeed Photo Series

The staff and students in Blackrock Further Education Institute created a photo-series inspired by the campaign for 24/7 CAMHS. Mental Health Reform greatly appreciates the support of BFEI in the powerful and creative series of photos they have produced.  Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to make CAMHS available to children and young … Read more#InOurHourOfNeed Photo Series

#InOurHourOfNeed: Joseph’s Story

Joseph's Story

“We met up and chatted but this was before we really knew what mental health was or how to talk about stuff properly. She seemed alright, a little low so we tried to have a laugh and cheer her up. We were going to head home, it was getting late, but there was something telling … Read more#InOurHourOfNeed: Joseph’s Story

Blog: Emma’s Journey

Emma took part in Mental Health Reform’s Stories Project in 2018. The project focused on providing public speaking and media skills to those who have experienced mental health difficulties, their family members, and those working with people who’ve experienced difficulties. Emma wanted to share her experience and did so during the BFEI Mental Health Week. … Read moreBlog: Emma’s Journey

We’re hiring: Finance & Operations Manager

Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the leading national coalition driving progressive reform of Ireland’s mental health system. Mental Health Reform’s vision is for an Ireland where everyone can access the support they need in their community to achieve their best possible mental health. With a small staff team, volunteer board, more than 70 member organisations … Read moreWe’re hiring: Finance & Operations Manager

Mental Health Reform dismayed by increase in physical restraint in in-patient mental health services

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today reacted in dismay following a report by the Mental Health Commission which indicates the widespread use of seclusion and physical restraint in in-patient mental health services across Ireland. The Commission’s report found that seclusion was used in 42% of approved centres and physical restraint … Read moreMental Health Reform dismayed by increase in physical restraint in in-patient mental health services

Budget allocation of €55M for mental health signals Government has heard public concern

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcomed the allocation of an additional €55M to mental health for the development of new services announced in Budget 2019 yesterday, while cautioning that the funding must result in increased capacity for frontline mental health services. Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, has … Read moreBudget allocation of €55M for mental health signals Government has heard public concern

eMental Health: The Next Big Thing in Psychological Practice?

[Image Description: Photo of attendees at the seminar, seated on chairs, including Shari McDaid of Mental Health Reform and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D.] eMental Health technologies are an important part of the future of mental health services in Ireland and can complement person centered, face-to-face therapies, a … Read moreeMental Health: The Next Big Thing in Psychological Practice?

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