Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID-19 recovery

For many women the pandemic has meant an increase in stress and anxiety and has adversely affected their mental health and wellbeing.    Launching a joint statement with detailed recommendations today, the National Women’s Council (NWC) and Mental Health Reform have called on the Government to ensure women’s experiences and mental health needs are at the centre of … Read more Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID-19 recovery

Coalition Conversations “The Employment Context: Mental Health Initiatives in Ireland”

We are delighted to announce the sixth edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “The Employment Context: Mental Health Initiatives in Ireland”. In Ireland, people with mental health difficulties have the highest rate of unemployment of any other disability group. This is despite the importance of employment for people with mental health difficulties being well recognised within … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Employment Context: Mental Health Initiatives in Ireland”

Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response

Mental Health Reform today joined Jigsaw and Mental Heath Ireland to present before the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response, outlining the impact being experienced to the mental health sector in Ireland. During the presentation, Kate Mitchell, Senior Policy & Research Officer, reiterated the need for investment in the mental health sector in light of increased … Read more Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response

Mental health charities facing surge in demand for under-resourced services due to COVID-19

Today, we launch a report detailing the impact of COVID-19 on our member organisations. The report has found that many mental health charities and service providers have experienced significant increases in demand for their services, whilst also facing considerable challenges in meeting this demand alongside reductions in fundraising income. “The findings of our survey demonstrate … Read more Mental health charities facing surge in demand for under-resourced services due to COVID-19

Coalition Conversations “The Social Context: Psychosocial and Educational Supports”

We are delighted to announce the fourth edition in the Coalition Conversations series,”The Social Context: Psychosocial and Educational Supports”. As we continue to be confronted with COVID-19 and the uncertainty it presents, people’s mental health and wellbeing are likely to be impacted. While the full psychological impact of the crisis is yet unknown, measures and supports are in … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Social Context: Psychosocial and Educational Supports”

Coalition Conversations “Youth Mental Health: Changes During COVID-19”

We are delighted to announce the fourth edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “Youth Mental Health: Changes During COVID-19”. COVID-19 and public health measures have brought about huge changes to the way we live. While necessary, these measures have had a significant effect on young people, their lives and their mental health. Since the pandemic began, organisations such … Read more Coalition Conversations “Youth Mental Health: Changes During COVID-19”

Coalition Conversations “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland”

We are delighted to present the third edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland” As we are confronted with COVID-19 and what are worrying times, the support provided by the community and voluntary sector has never been more important. This new way of living and the uncertainty we face will … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland”

People with mental health difficulties must have their rights respected

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is today reacting with concern to the Mental Health Commission’s annual report for 2019. “The Mental Health Commission’s annual report marks another year where we have failed to make a meaningful impact on the delivery of fundamental improvements in mental health services in Ireland. Behind every … Read more People with mental health difficulties must have their rights respected

Survey shows huge demand for increased mental health resources in response to COVID-19

Today, Mental Health Reform present research that demonstrates significant public demand for greater action from Government and its agencies to respond to the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research was the result of a collaboration between Mental Health Reform and the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC), a group of mental health researchers … Read more Survey shows huge demand for increased mental health resources in response to COVID-19

eMENtal Health Platform Pilot

Mental Health Reform recognise the continued challenges mental health services providers face in adapting their services to meet the needs of their clients during COVID-19. Over the last number of months, we have continued to look for innovative ways to support our members to provide these vital services to people across Ireland during the pandemic. … Read more eMENtal Health Platform Pilot

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