Mental Health Reform calls for clarification on mental health budget

Mental Health Reform is calling for clarification on the future of the mental health budget, following reports in today’s Irish Times that the €35 million earmarked for development of community mental health services could be used to shore up deficits in that area.   Director of Mental Health Reform, Orla Barry, commented on the reports, … Read moreMental Health Reform calls for clarification on mental health budget

Mental Health Reform welcomes Interim Report on Mental Health Act 2001

Mental Health Reform has broadly welcomed the Interim Report of the Steering Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001, published by the Department of Health yesterday, but has also highlighted a number of areas that need to be considered in the next phase of the review. The Mental Health Act 2001 is … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes Interim Report on Mental Health Act 2001

Media attention focuses on funding for community mental health

Members and supporters of Mental Health Reform will be well aware of the Government’s commitment of €35 million in funding for mental health services in 2012, including €24 million for adult and child Community Mental Health Teams. The establishment of these teams, across the country, has long been called for by mental health campaigners, and … Read moreMedia attention focuses on funding for community mental health

Mental Health Reform in the news about staffing

This week, Mental Health Reform has been calling for clarity from the Government and from the HSE on the staffing of Community Mental Health Teams. MHR Director, Orla Barry, was on Wednesday’s RTE 9 o’clock news, expressing concern at reports of funding for community mental health being diverted to meet budget overruns within the inpatient … Read moreMental Health Reform in the news about staffing

Mental Health Reform in today’s Irish Times

Mental health group welcomes reforms EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY CAMPAIGN GROUP Mental Health Reform has welcomed Minister for Health James Reilly’s decision to proceed with establishing a new structure for the HSE. It will include a new directorate of mental health. Under the heads of a Bill approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday, the HSE board will … Read moreMental Health Reform in today’s Irish Times

Mental Health Reform welcomes decision to recruit Director for Mental Health

Press Release Mental Health Reform welcomes the decision by Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly to proceed with the establishment of a new Directorate structure for the HSE, including the recruitment of a Director for Mental Health. This decision comes on foot of today’s approval by the Government of the Heads of Bill, which will … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes decision to recruit Director for Mental Health

Mental Health Reform welcomes HSE Value for Money Report

Mental Health Reform welcomes the launch yesterday by the HSE of the report Value for Money: A comparison of cost and quality in two models of Adult Mental Health Service provision. Commenting on the report, Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform said: “this is an important and timely report, which supports a community model … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes HSE Value for Money Report

Mental Health Reform welcomes Minister Kathleen Lynch’s call for the immediate appointment of the Director of Mental Health

Minister Lynch hopes to persuade Minister Reilly that “mental health is different” and that the appointment of the Director for mental Health should happen immediately and not wait for legislation.The appointment of the Director for Children and Families has already set a precedent.Speaking to the Examiner, April 7th, the Minister also said that the Department … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes Minister Kathleen Lynch’s call for the immediate appointment of the Director of Mental Health

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