Silent by Pat Kinevane for First Fortnight 2020

Mental Health Reform are delighted to announce “Silent” as part of the First Fortnight 2020 programme. “Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person” Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all – including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award … Read moreSilent by Pat Kinevane for First Fortnight 2020

Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation in First Fortnight 2020

Mental Health Reform, in collaboration with Jigsaw, are delighted to announce “Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation” will be a part of First Fortnight 2020. This event will explore some challenges and innovations in Youth Mental Health services. The event is a community event which will encourage constructive conversations about how we can improve our … Read moreYouth Mental Health: A Community Conversation in First Fortnight 2020

Recruiting: CEO of Mental Health Reform

Chief Executive Officer The Board of Mental Health Reform now seeks a CEO who has the knowledge, skills and experience to build on MHR’s current reputation as an authoritative, consensus voice, and work with the Board to advance the advocacy programme and mobilise public and political support for a step change in the government’s and … Read moreRecruiting: CEO of Mental Health Reform

Experts say Ireland’s mental health law requires urgent reform

Experts say Ireland’s mental health law requires urgent reform Experts in Irish mental health law today called for the Government to swiftly update the Mental Health Act, 2001 to bring it into line with international human rights standards. The experts were speaking at a seminar organised by Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental … Read moreExperts say Ireland’s mental health law requires urgent reform

Government failed to address mental health crisis in Budget 2020

Government failed to address mental health crisis in Budget 2020 Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today expressed its dissatisfaction that, according to the Minister for Mental Health, of the increase of €39M allocated for mental health announced in Budget 2020, €26M will go towards pay increases and other existing level … Read moreGovernment failed to address mental health crisis in Budget 2020

€25M from Budget 2019 have not yet been released by the Department of Health

Recent reports show that €25M from Budget 2019 have not yet been released by the Department of Health for mental health services and supports. Given increase in demand for mental health services, such as a 40% increase in demand for CAMHS in recent years and there are just 68 more staff in the HSE than … Read more€25M from Budget 2019 have not yet been released by the Department of Health

New Members of the National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland

Mental Health Reform are delighted to welcome 3 new organisations to the national coalition for mental health in Ireland: 3Ts, Pavee Point and the Transformative Recovery College. This brings the coalition to 77 members. Looking forward to having an even louder voice in the call to improve mental health services & supports for everyone in … Read moreNew Members of the National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland

You can make a difference in mental health services in the Mid-West!

This September, Mental Health Reform will be hosting a series of public consultations in Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary. We want to hear your views on how the mental health services in the Mid-West can be improved. These meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in improving local mental health services however, please … Read moreYou can make a difference in mental health services in the Mid-West!

Mental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for CAMHS

A recent Parliamentary Question by Deputy Pearse Doherty was replied to by the HSE which outlined that 2,440 children and young people across the country are on waiting lists for speicalist mental health services. Mental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Given … Read moreMental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for CAMHS

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