Guest Blog by Dr John Owens, former Chairperson of the Mental Health Commission, on the implementation of the National Mental Health Policy Document – Vision for Change.
Help make mental health reform a priority. We would like people to raise their concern about Ireland’s outdated mental health services with election candidates.
Voters were urged today to raise their concern about Ireland’s outdated mental health services with election candidates – to ensure improving mental health services is an election issue.
Mental Health Reform is not a crisis support service. If you need support now, contact Samaritans on 1850 60 90 90 or Console’s 1Life helpline 1800 247 100 It is difficult to start writing about an experience so personal, let alone when factoring in stigma and the nature of the experience, which was alienating and … Read more My Experience of Mental Health Services in Ireland
The Irish Mental Health Coalition (IMHC) is to rebrand as Mental Health Reform. The rebrand is to help communicate more clearly that reforming and improving mental health services is at the core of what the organisation is about. The new slogan for the organisation is Campaigning for Improved Mental Health Services. IMHC Director Orla Barry … Read more Irish Mental Health Coalition to rebrand as Mental Health Reform
Greater accountability and investment is urgently needed to deliver reform of mental health services, the Irish Mental Health Coalition (IMHC) warned today at the fifth anniversary of A Vision for Change. The government’s policy for the radical overhaul of mental health services, A Vision for Change, was launched in 2006 and pledged delivery within a … Read more Accountability and investment needed to reform mental health services
Amnesty International Ireland and the Irish Mental Health Coalition (IMHC) jointly welcome the recognition by the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD and Minister for Mental Health and Disability, John Moloney, of the importance of continued mental health reform.
More than 80 organisations and individuals are supporting a campaign to protect the mental health budget – often described as the ‘Cinderella’ of the health services – from further cuts in Budget 2011. The open letter is being delivered to the Dáil at noon today (28/10/10) by Cinderella plus campaign supporters and is also appearing in a national newspaper.