Mental Health Reform has called for the urgent appointment of a Director for Mental Health and hiring of the multi-disciplinary staff promised in December’s budget to avoid a complete crisis in the mental health services.
Jacinta Hastings CEO of our member organisation Bodywhys writes on Eating Disorders – Fact, Fiction and the need for change to mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week (20th to the 26th of February).
You can watch the interview on Ireland AM by following this link http://www.tv3.ie/ireland_am.php?video=44910&locID=1.65.74
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Representatives of Mental Health Reform’s 21 member organisations marked the 6th anniversary of the publication of government mental health policy A Vision for Change today (23/01/12) in Dublin to stress that a lot of ground needs to be made up if this policy is to be fully implemented. People with mental health conditions and their … Read moreThe next 4 years must count in transforming mental health services-Mental Health Reform on the 6th Anniversary of A Vision for Change
You can watch the video of the show by following this link: http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2012/0116/thefrontline.html#
In the last two days two great campaigners passed on. Mary Raftery, journalist and social investigator and John McCarthy, mental health campaigner and founder of Mad Pride…
National umbrella organisation for mental health, Mental Health Reform, has welcomed the announcement of a Director for Mental Health as part of the new governance structures within the HSE. The new Directorate structure shows clear identification of mental health as a definitive area of priority for this Government. “Mental Health Reform has campaigned for a Directorate of Mental Health … Read moreAnnouncement of Directorate for Mental Health Extremely Welcome – Mental Health Reform
The ward closure in St Brendan’s is a sign of the seriousness the impact of the staff moratorium is having on the mental health services, national umbrella organisation for mental health, Mental Health Reform, has said. The group called for an exemption of the moratorium as well as funding to restore lost posts in the … Read moreWard Closure shows Seriousness of Moratorium Impact on Mental Health Services
Thanks to everyone who signed our petition and contacted their TDs – all the hard work paid off: Minister Howlin has announced €35m for the development of community mental health services.