Minister McEntee receives 12,000 signatures for 24/7 crisis mental health services

Minister McEntee will today outside Leinster House receive 12,000 signatures calling for 24/7 Crisis Community-Based Mental Health Services from the #InOurHourOfNeed campaignA petition of almost 12,000 signatures will be delivered to Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, TD by Mental Health Reform, A Lust for Life, Uplift and Future Voices. … Read moreMinister McEntee receives 12,000 signatures for 24/7 crisis mental health services

Launch of MHR’s guidelines for mental health services and staff on working with people from ethnic minority communities.

What? Mental Health Reform (MHR), in partnership with the Mental Health Commission, is launching its guidelines for mental health services and staff on working with people from ethnic minority communities. The guidelines are rooted in MHR’s policy position on ethnic minorities and mental health, [link to the report can be found below]  which was developed on the basis … Read moreLaunch of MHR’s guidelines for mental health services and staff on working with people from ethnic minority communities.

Vacancy: Director of Communications & Advocacy

Vacancy: Director of Communications & Advocacy Mental Health Reform is seeking to appoint a creative and committed professional who has the skills and experience to design and oversee an effective communications and advocacy programme to support our strategic goals and position MHR appropriately in the public sphere. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Communications … Read moreVacancy: Director of Communications & Advocacy

Mental Health Reform welcomes Prof. Agnes Higgins as Chairperson

Mental Health Reform welcomes Prof. Agnes Higgins as Chairperson Mental Health Reform is pleased to announce that Agnes Higgins, Professor in Mental Health at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, has been appointed as Chairperson of the organisation.  Prof. Higgins is a qualified mental health nurse, general nurse and nurse tutor. She holds … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes Prof. Agnes Higgins as Chairperson

Seminar on advance healthcare directives for people with mental health difficulties in Ireland

You are invited to Mental Health Reform’s seminar on advance healthcare directives for people with mental health difficulties in Ireland.   This event is free of charge. What? Mental Health Reform will host a seminar on advance directives (ADs) for people with mental health difficulties in Ireland. This seminar will bring together national and international experts on … Read moreSeminar on advance healthcare directives for people with mental health difficulties in Ireland

Calls for 24/7 mental health services to be delivered amid concerns over A&E

Calls for 24/7 mental health services to be delivered amid concerns over A&E View the campaign and petition page here. DUBLIN, Nov 15th. A Lust for Life, Mental Health Reform, Future Voices and Uplift today launched a campaign calling for the delivery of holistic 24/7 community based mental health services across Ireland.  The #Inourhourofneed campaign … Read moreCalls for 24/7 mental health services to be delivered amid concerns over A&E

eMental Health Products: Expressions of Interest

eMental Health Products: Expressions of Interest  Mental Health Reform is the Irish partner on an exciting new e-mental health project taking place across North-West Europe. The eMEN project seeks to further the use of e-mental health apps to give improved access to services, prevent more serious illness developing and reduce overall economic burden of mental health … Read moreeMental Health Products: Expressions of Interest

MHR and USI seek urgent review of decision to allow just 1.8% in additional spending in 2017 for mental health care improvements.

Dear Minister McEntee, On the 11th of October 2016, both Mental Health Reform (MHR) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) welcomed the Government’s decision to allocate €35M in development funding as a positive step towards implementation of the national mental health policy, A Vision for Change. Disappointingly, less than one week later we learned that under half of … Read moreMHR and USI seek urgent review of decision to allow just 1.8% in additional spending in 2017 for mental health care improvements.

Mental Health Reform dismayed at Government reversal of budget commitment

Mental Health Reform dismayed at Government reversal of budget commitment Mental Health Reform has today expressed dismay at the Government’s rapid reversal of its Budget commitment to investment of €35M in 2017 for improvements in mental health services. Speaking in response to an answer made by Minister of State Helen McEntee in the Dáil to … Read moreMental Health Reform dismayed at Government reversal of budget commitment

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