End the decades of neglect: Invest in mental health in Budget 2019

Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to end the decades of neglect of mental healthcare by investing in mental health in Budget 2019. Mental health services in Ireland are now so far behind that despite investment in new services of €210M between 2012 and 2018, the system still cannot cope with the amount of … Read moreEnd the decades of neglect: Invest in mental health in Budget 2019

Urgent Government action needed to restore confidence in mental health services

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health in Ireland, has today expressed serious concern following a report by the Mental Health Commission which highlights the provision of “unsafe and substandard” mental health services. The Commission goes on to say that the lack of any progress on these issues “undermines the fundamental human rights … Read moreUrgent Government action needed to restore confidence in mental health services

Launch of Annual Report 2017 and Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

Mental Health Reform were delighted to be joined yesterday by Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD to launch our Annual Report 2017 and Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020. The event was also attended by MHR member organisations and supporters. The Annual Report 2017 highlighted some key achievements of the coalition … Read moreLaunch of Annual Report 2017 and Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

Blog: Why me?

Why me? During the month of the Green Ribbon campaign in May the airwaves were full of discussion about mental health in a wonderful feast of publicity. Many of our member organisations organised events to raise awareness. Websites, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts were abuzz with individual stories. New publications were launched; broadcasters and newspapers did … Read moreBlog: Why me?

Mental Health Reform welcomes passage of Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomed the final passage of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill’s provisions amend the Mental Health Act, 2001 definition of a ‘voluntary patient’ and the principles in the 2001 Act. Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, said, “This new law represents a … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes passage of Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Report shows Digital Technology could play important role in Mental Healthcare in Ireland

Report available here A report published today by Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has found that digital technology could play an important role in mental healthcare in Ireland. The report, entitled eMental Health: State-of-the-Art & Opportunities for Ireland, was launched today by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, … Read moreReport shows Digital Technology could play important role in Mental Healthcare in Ireland

Appeal Court finding reflects the urgent need for full reform of Ireland’s Mental Health Act, 2001

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is calling on the Government to urgently update Ireland’s mental health law following this week’s Appeal Court ruling. The ruling found part of the Mental Health Act to be unconstitutional because it allows an involuntary patient to have their detention extended for up to 12 months … Read moreAppeal Court finding reflects the urgent need for full reform of Ireland’s Mental Health Act, 2001

Vacancy – Expert Finance Director

Mental Health Reform are currently advertising for the vacancy of Expert Finance Director on our Board of Management. About Mental Health Reform The vision of Mental Health Reform (MHR) is of an Ireland where people experiencing mental health difficulties can recover their well-being and live a full life in their community. MHR aims to be the … Read moreVacancy – Expert Finance Director

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Mental Health Reform are currently recruiting! To find out about our two paid positions, click the links below. Research Officer Administration and Information Officer To find out more about our volunteer positions, click the links below. Communications and Campaigns Intern Research and Policy Intern

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