Lessons must be learned from shortcomings in implementing mental health policy

Today, on the 13th anniversary of Ireland’s national mental health policy A Vision for Change, Mental Health Reform has called on the Government to learn from the past and to commit to a costed implementation plan for the updated policy due out this year. “A Vision for Change is today starting its 14th year. While the … Read moreLessons must be learned from shortcomings in implementing mental health policy

We are hiring!

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Community Development Officer – CHO 3 Job Description & Person Specification Reports to:         Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer Location:             Limerick City Duration:             1 year About Mental Health Reform Mental Health Reform is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health. With over 70 member organisations, we work together to drive progressive reform of … Read moreWe are hiring!

HSE Service Plan mental health commitments already at risk due to savings pressures

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomes the aspirations set out in the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2019. Many of the objectives reflect Mental Health Reform’s pre-budget recommendations. Commenting on the plan, Shari McDaid, Director, said, “We particularly welcome the HSE’s commitment to look at providing out-of-hours child and adolescent … Read moreHSE Service Plan mental health commitments already at risk due to savings pressures

The 2018 Round Up

[Image Description: Graphic with a light pink background, text in the middleground reading “2018 Round Up” in darker pink font, and white snowflakes in the background.] We’re delighted to share with you a roundup of some of our work in 2018. Our thanks as always for you generous support and encouragement throughout the year! So … Read moreThe 2018 Round Up

EVENTS – European Sport Event for Mental Health 2018

EVENTS is the first European Sport Event for Mental Health in September 2018. There were 14 countries who sent  250 representatives to Athens to attend 3 days of events which involves their participation in 22 different kind of activities. The concept behind the project is a socially driven campaign led by a European collaboration to highlight the benefits of active … Read moreEVENTS – European Sport Event for Mental Health 2018

Organisations call for action one year on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

One year on from the publication of the Report of the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, a number of organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have called for the report’s recommendations to be implemented in full, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Ireland and help to … Read moreOrganisations call for action one year on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

Support Mental Health Reform this Holiday season

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported us through buying our Holiday eCard in 2018!  Your generous donations will help make our voice louder and keep our voice independent as we campaign for better mental health services and supports for all in Ireland.  Holiday eCards An eCard is a great way to let your … Read moreSupport Mental Health Reform this Holiday season

#InOurHourOfNeed Photo Series

The staff and students in Blackrock Further Education Institute created a photo-series inspired by the campaign for 24/7 CAMHS. Mental Health Reform greatly appreciates the support of BFEI in the powerful and creative series of photos they have produced.  Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to make CAMHS available to children and young … Read more#InOurHourOfNeed Photo Series

#InOurHourOfNeed: Joseph’s Story

Joseph's Story

“We met up and chatted but this was before we really knew what mental health was or how to talk about stuff properly. She seemed alright, a little low so we tried to have a laugh and cheer her up. We were going to head home, it was getting late, but there was something telling … Read more#InOurHourOfNeed: Joseph’s Story


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