Government must not miss opportunity to prepare mental health system

Today, Mental Health Reform told the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health that the Government must seize the opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritise mental health services and supports, or risk significant shortfall as the long term mental health impact of the pandemic sets in. “COVID-19 is a mental health emergency as well as a … Read more Government must not miss opportunity to prepare mental health system

LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and BelongTo are hosting a free webinar on the 24th November 2020 to explore the topic of mental health and the LGBTI+ community. This HSE funded event will explore themes including the prevalence of mental health difficulties within the LGBTI+ community, access to services and supports, early intervention and prevention for … Read more LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

Call for Participants in My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services

Mental Health Reform and LGBT Ireland are delighted to open the call for participants in “My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services”. Through this project, Mental Health Reform and LGBT Ireland aim to document and analyse the lived experiences of LGBTI+ people who use mental health services in Ireland. … Read more Call for Participants in My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services

Budget 2021 a positive first step in meeting the countries mental health needs

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcome the allocation of an additional €38M to mental health for the development of new services and €12M to support the provision of existing levels of service announced in Budget 2021. Fiona Coyle, CEO of Mental Health Reform, said, “There is no doubt about … Read more Budget 2021 a positive first step in meeting the countries mental health needs

Government must act on its own concerns regarding mental health of population

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government  to act on its own concerns and the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and significantly  increase investment in mental health services to protect the mental health of the population.  Explaining why the whole country was moving to Level … Read more Government must act on its own concerns regarding mental health of population

Mental Health absent from Winter Plan

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today expressed it’s serious concern about the absence of mental health in the HSE’s Winter Plan for 2020. The coalition, which represents over 70 organisations working in the mental health sector, has highlighted increasing demand for services which could increase further over the difficult winter … Read more Mental Health absent from Winter Plan

Job Vacancy: Senior Policy & Research Officer

Mental Health Reform is currently recruiting a Senior Policy & Research Officer.

About the role: 
The Senior Policy & Research Officer will have responsibility for leading the policy function of Mental
Health Reform. This will involve:

  • identifying key issues and developments in the mental health (and wider) environment and
  • recommending priority issues to be to be addressed through MHR’s policy work

The Senior Policy & Research Officer will also be responsible for building the evidence base for Mental
Health Reform’s representative and advocacy work through consultation, desk and empirical research,
and producing policy inputs to Government and other consultative processes.

Working closely with the CEO, the Senior Advocacy & Communications Officer, and other staff members,
the person will participate in and support MHR’s consultative and influencing activity to fulfil the
objectives of MHR’s current and future Operational Plans.

  • This is a fixed term contract position subject to funding and completion of a probationary period.
  • Flexibility is required regarding hours as some weekend and evening work may be necessary.
  • Travel and out of office work will also be a feature of the role.
  • Salary: salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Hours of Work: 37 hours per week
  • Annual Leave: 24 days

For further information about this role, please see the Job Description.

About Mental Health Reform:
Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the national coalition driving reform of Ireland’s mental health services and supports. Our vision is of an Ireland where everyone can access the support that they need in their community to achieve their best possible mental health. With more than 70 member organisations and thousands of individual supporters, MHR provides a coordinated voice to Government, its agencies, the Oireachtas and the general public on mental health issues.

Application process:

Please email your CV and cover letter to dbrown@mentalhealthreform.ie.

In your letter please state salary expectations and when you would be able to begin the role. Closing date for the submission of applications is Sunday the 4th of October.

Resources:

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Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer

Mental Health Reform is currently recruiting a Community Development Officer in CHO3 (Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary). About the role: While Mental Health Reform has been effective in advocating at a national level for improved mental health services and supports, so far we have not had the capacity to support local activism. Yet with the … Read more Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer

Mental health faces critical budget as demand significantly increases

Today, we call on the Government to protect Ireland’s mental health services in Budget 2021 by investing €80M to address significant additional pressures on the system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national coalition, for mental health, which represents 75 organisations working across the community and voluntary sector, has highlighted the urgent need … Read more Mental health faces critical budget as demand significantly increases

Mental Health Reform x GW

We are delighted to announce the creative partnership Mental Health Reform x GW “My design is inspired by the mental health journeys we experience in life. The words I wrote reflect the natural flow of our thoughts, feelings and emotions which can take us along wild paths. Above all, I wanted to create something that … Read more Mental Health Reform x GW

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