Annual Report 2018 Launch & AGM 2019

Today, July 10th, Mental Health Reform launched the Annual Report 2018. The Annual Report was launched with many members of the national coalition for mental health present, at the AGM 2019. During the AGM, both the Board and Executive of Mental Health Reform outlined the work being done by the national coalition towards the vision … Read moreAnnual Report 2018 Launch & AGM 2019

“Coming of Age”, a literary cabaret with Paul Lynch

A “Coming of Age” Literary Cabaret at Buswells Hotel with Paul Lynch, in aid of Mental Health Reform. Bethencourt Productions monthly Literary Cabaret at Buswells Hotel presents a special fundraising event in aid of Mental Health Reform’s campaign for 24/7 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. Paul Lynch, award-winning author of three novels is our … Read more“Coming of Age”, a literary cabaret with Paul Lynch

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2017

Today, July 10th, Senator Máire Devine is moving a Bill through the Seanad. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2017 will ensure involuntary patients in hospital for mental heath treatment will have their Advance Healthcare Directives respected. Currently, involuntary mental health patients are the only group in Ireland who are excluded from having Advance Healthcare … Read moreThe Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2017

Lisa & Julie’s 50KM Challenge

What a challenge! Lisa and Julie took on an incredible  56KM hike in France, in support of Mental Health Reform. The trek began on July 6th in Vallée de la Thur, France. Overall, Julie and Lisa completed 62KM in just 19 hours – an incredible achievement! 98,379 steps consisted of 19 hours of hiking through leafy … Read moreLisa & Julie’s 50KM Challenge

Laugh Out Loud 2019

Laugh Out Loud 2019 presented an evening of comedy and entertainment. MC Shakara gathered together some of the best local talent in music, performance and comedy for an evening of promoting positive mental health through entertainment. Guests were treated to a red carpet entrance on July 6th, at the GAA Hall in Athy. MC Shakara … Read moreLaugh Out Loud 2019

Technology and Student Mental Health

Mental Health Reform and the Union of Students in Ireland hosted a seminar on June 18th, exploring the implications technology has for supporting student’s mental health in third level education. The seminar is part of the eMEN project, an Interreg North West Europe and HSE funded project aiming to improve mental health in Europe through … Read moreTechnology and Student Mental Health

Briefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001

Briefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001 June 2019 What is the Mental Health Act, 2001? The Mental Health Act, 2001 (the Act) is the law in Ireland that must be followed when people go into hospital for mental health care and treatment. The Mental Health Act, 2001 Act sets out: why … Read moreBriefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001

Delay in legislation risks human rights violations

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health in Ireland, has this week launched a campaign calling on the Government to urgently update Ireland’s mental health law in order to protect the basic rights of people with mental health difficulties. Backed by its 74 member organisations, the umbrella group are calling for the immediate … Read moreDelay in legislation risks human rights violations

Statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health

Today, May 29th, Mental Health Reform spoke before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health. The focus was on a review of developments in mental health services. During the lengthy presentation, which the Mental Health Commission also contributed to, the panel discussed a broad range of issues being seen across Ireland in mental health services and … Read moreStatement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health

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