Mental Health Reform calls for the reinstatement of a National Director for Mental Health in the HSE

Mental Health Reform has today written an open letter to Paul Reid, CEO of HSE. The letter supports Minister Mary Butler’s calls for the reinstatement of a National Director for Mental Health in the HSE, following a review into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South Kerry. Mental Health Reform has called for the … Read more

HSE Review Exposes Failings in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Mental Health Reform and the Children’s Rights Alliance are today reacting with concern to the review into allegations that young people who attended South Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services were prescribed inappropriate medication. The review, published by the Health Service Executive today, has examined the treatment of more than 1,300 young people who … Read more

New housing strategy represents a key development for people with mental health difficulties

Mental Health Reform welcomes the publication of the Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027. The new strategy, launched today by Minister Darragh O’Brien, Minister Peter Burke and Minister Anne Rabbitte, places a greater emphasis on independent living and community inclusion. It aims to facilitate disabled people to live independently with the appropriate choices and control … Read more

Communications and Membership Officer

Job Description Position: Communications and Membership OfficerHours: Full-time (37 hours per week)Start date: ASAPReports to: CEO/Communications & Engagement ManagerLocation: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7.[Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to Government restrictions, the successful candidate may also be required to work remotely.] Position Summary Mental Health Reform is seeking to recruit a … Read more

Tender for Project Evaluation

Mental Health Reform is seeking a suitably qualified consultant to evaluate a community mental health pilot project 1. Introduction Mental Health Reform (MHR) is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health. Our vision is of an Ireland where everyone can access the support they need in their community, to achieve their best possible mental health. … Read more

Disability Report Must Be Published

Cost of Disability Report must be published by Government Together with five leading disability and mental health umbrella organisations representing hundreds of thousands of people, Mental Health Reform have called on the Government to publish its report on the Cost of Disability, to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The research was first announced … Read more

Guidelines Launched

On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 The Mental Health Commission and Mental Health Reform launched revised guidelines for mental health services and staff working with people from ethnic minority communities. Titled ‘Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health’, the updated guidelines are designed to inform mental health services and staff on how best to provide care to individuals … Read more

Reform Needed

Government must reform mental health laws to protect the rights of adults and children On 30th November 2021, Mental Health Reform told the Sub-Committee on Mental Health that Ireland’s mental health legislation must be reformed to protect the rights of children and adults receiving inpatient mental health treatment and care.In an opening statement to the … Read more

Digital Mental Health Policy

Since 2015 Mental Health Reform (MHR) has been exploring the role of technological innovation and in particular e-mental health initiatives to address key mental healthcare challenges in Ireland. In that time numerous key stakeholders, including the HSE, began also to explore the potential of e-mental health initiatives. This is evidenced in the increasing role of … Read more

Guide on Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals

On 27th October 2021,  Mental Health Reform launched the Cultural Competency Toolkit, a practical guide for mental health professionals, services, and staff on working with ethnic minority communities in Ireland. Fiona Coyle, CEO said: “Research shows that people from ethnic minority groups experience significant challenges in accessing mental health supports that adequately meet their needs. … Read more


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