Strong public support for increased State investment in Ireland’s mental health services

Report finds strong public support for increased State investment in Ireland’s mental health services [Image Description: Photo of Kevin Cullen (WRC), Shari McDaid (Mental Health Reform), and Kieran O’ Leary (Ipsos) outside of Dáil Éireann, holding copies of the “Public Attitudes to Investment in Mental Health” report.] Survey results published today show strong public support … Read moreStrong public support for increased State investment in Ireland’s mental health services

Blog: How much would you pay for good mental health?

€900M – that’s what we currently spend on dedicated, public mental health services in Ireland. It sounds like a big number and a lot of money, but is it too much, or not nearly enough to provide adequate mental health care for everyone in Ireland? It’s an important question as we head into the budget announcement … Read moreBlog: How much would you pay for good mental health?

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

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, Jim Daly, TD … 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

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