Government approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomes the Government’s approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy, ‘Sharing the Vision – a Mental Health Policy for Everyone’ for the period 2020-2030. Speaking this morning, CEO for Mental Health Reform, Fiona Coyle said “We welcome the important step taken by the Government last … Read more Government approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy

Call on Government for immediate publication of national mental health policy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government to immediately publish the refreshed national mental health policy, A Vision for Change, to allow for fully informed programme for Government talks and so cohesive post-COVID-19 mental health planning can begin. CEO of Mental Health Reform, Fiona Coyle, said, “It is clear to … Read more Call on Government for immediate publication of national mental health policy

Clear cross-party support for immediate publication of the refresh of A Vision for Change

There is clear support for immediate publication of the refresh of A Vision for Change across the Dáil. The mental health policy is critical to Programme for Government talks and post-COVID-19 planning. Today, Mental Health Reform sent this to Ministers Harris and Daly, co-signed by cross-party TD’s. “Dear Ministers Harris and Daly, Following Minister Harris’ … Read more Clear cross-party support for immediate publication of the refresh of A Vision for Change

Call for Special Committee on COVID-19 Response to make mental health a priority

Today, the Special Committee on COVID-19 Response will meet. Mental Health Reform has leveraged strong cross-party support for need to immediately publish new the refresh of A Vision for Change. Publishing A Vision for Change, the national mental health policy, is essential part of making mental health a priority in Government response to COVID-19 and … Read more Call for Special Committee on COVID-19 Response to make mental health a priority

International Day of Families 2020

Today is International Day of Families 2020. This is marked globally to promote awareness of issues that relate to and affect families. Today we reiterate the importance of ensuring that Ireland’s mental health policies, services and supports provide the best possible care for all people and all of their families across the country. In 2019, … Read more International Day of Families 2020

Mental Health Reform raises concerns with Minister Harris

Today, Mental Health Reform met with Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD. During the teleconference, we raised the concerns of our 75 member organisations working in mental health services and supports, how the pandemic is placing significant burden on peoples mental health, and the need to publish the refresh of the national policy for mental … Read more Mental Health Reform raises concerns with Minister Harris

Government must urgently set out plans to prepare for surge in demand for mental health supports

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government to urgently begin planning for a surge in demand for mental health services and supports associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The call comes following increases in demand for mental health services and supports across the community and voluntary sector, which … Read more Government must urgently set out plans to prepare for surge in demand for mental health supports

Webinar: “eMental Health in the COVID-19 context and beyond”

Mental Health Reform’s eMental Health team invite you to join the upcoming webinar, “eMental Health in the COVID-19 context and beyond”. Date: Wednesday, 13th of May 2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Format: delivered via Zoom This webinar will present an overview of two recent briefing documents prepared by the eMEN team at Mental … Read more Webinar: “eMental Health in the COVID-19 context and beyond”

Light a candle of HOPE

On May 4th, the team behind the Walk of HOPE invited everyone to light a candle as a sign of support, strength and solidarity with all those who have experienced mental health difficulties, their supporters and mental health workers. The Walk of HOPE was set up by a group of mothers who had lost members … Read more Light a candle of HOPE

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