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

Job Vacancy: Policy & Research Assistant

Mental Health Reform is currently seeking to recruit a full-time, temporary Policy & Research Assistant. About the role: The Policy & Research Assistant will play an important role in conducting qualitative research (including the facilitation of interviews and/or focus groups, analysis of qualitative data and report writing), desk research, the drafting of policy documents and … Read more Job Vacancy: Policy & Research Assistant

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

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”

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