Changing the culture of mental health service delivery

MHR article in the Irish Medical News, April 2013 By Orla Barry The recovery principle set out in the Government’s mental health policy A Vision for Change represents a cultural challenge to reform of the mental health services. Pointing beyond issues of quality, scope and structure, the recovery principle evokes a new ethos to underpin … Read more Changing the culture of mental health service delivery

Changing the culture of mental health service delivery

MHR article in the Irish Medical News, April 2013 By Orla Barry The recovery principle set out in the Government’s mental health policy A Vision for Change represents a cultural challenge to reform of the mental health services. Pointing beyond issues of quality, scope and structure, the recovery principle evokes a new ethos to underpin service delivery. … Read more Changing the culture of mental health service delivery

Monthly member blog: Mental health among asylum seekers in Ireland

This month, we begin the first in a new series of monthly member blogs, in which Mental Health Reform members write about a mental health issue as it relates to the work of their organisation. This month’s blog comes to us from the Irish Refugee Council. Mental health among asylum seekers in Ireland Paula Quirke, Information … Read more Monthly member blog: Mental health among asylum seekers in Ireland

Letter to the Irish Times: Mental Health, are we listening?

Sir, – The closure of St Brendan’s Hospital, Grangegorman (Carl O’Brien, Health +Family, February 26th) and the opening of the Phoenix Care Centre, a modern intensive care centre, is a welcome step forward in the reform of mental health service delivery. This ending and new beginning is happening in the wake of the Government apology … Read more Letter to the Irish Times: Mental Health, are we listening?

Against the clock – how we marked AVFC anniversary

On 24th January 2006, the then Government agreed on a new mental health policy, A Vision for Change. Seven years on, Mental Health Reform and some of our great volunteers braved the cold to mark the event with a photo shoot entitled “Against the clock”. See some more of our photos here. Here’s what we … Read more Against the clock – how we marked AVFC anniversary

Against the Clock: On the 7th anniversary of A Vision for Change, Mental Health Reform coalition urges action

Seven years to the day after the publication of the mental health policy A Vision for Change (AVFC), Mental Health Reform calls on the Government to prioritise its implementation. Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform, commented: “It is striking that, despite the Government’s stated commitment to developing community mental health services, the years since the publication … Read more Against the Clock: On the 7th anniversary of A Vision for Change, Mental Health Reform coalition urges action

MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

While welcoming the publication of the HSE 2013 National Service Plan, Mental Health Reform has today (10/01/13) said that the HSE’s budgetary constraints cannot be allowed to undermine the Government’s commitment to investing €35million in mental health services in 2013. The Service Plan spells out how the Budget 2013 commitment to investing an additional €35million … Read more MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

While welcoming the publication of the HSE 2013 National Service Plan, Mental Health Reform has today (10/01/13) said that the HSE’s budgetary constraints cannot be allowed to undermine the Government’s commitment to investing €35million in mental health services in 2013. The Service Plan spells out how the Budget 2013 commitment to investing an additional €35million … Read more MHR expresses concern at “affordability” get-out clause for mental health funding

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