Residents at Portlaoise mental health unit secluded for more than 2 days

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health has expressed grave concerns about a number of issues highlighted in the latest inspection report from the Mental Health Commission. According to the Inspection Report on the Department of Psychiatry, at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, residents were kept in seclusion for more than 60 … Read moreResidents at Portlaoise mental health unit secluded for more than 2 days

Mental Health Reform welcomes restoration of €12M mental health funding

Mental Health Reform today welcomed the restoration of €12M in development funding for mental health services in 2016. Responding to the news, Dr Shari McDaid, Director, said, “We are pleased to see the Government’s decision to restore the €12M ring-fenced funding for development of mental health services in 2016, though this funding needs to translate … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes restoration of €12M mental health funding

Ireland’s readmission rate for people in severe mental health distress too high

  Ireland’s readmission rate for people in severe mental health distress too high Mental Health Reform, the National Coalition for Mental Health, has expressed serious concerns at the high hospital readmission rate for people with mental health difficulties in Ireland and the continued lack of a 24/7 community-based service for people in severe distress. Mental … Read moreIreland’s readmission rate for people in severe mental health distress too high

Mental Health Reform welcomes appointment of Minister of State with responsibility for mental health.

  Mental Health Reform welcomes the appointment of Helen McEntee as Minister of State with special responsibility for mental health. Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health welcomes the appointment of Deputy Helen McEntee as Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for mental health. Congratulating Deputy McEntee on … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes appointment of Minister of State with responsibility for mental health.

Lack of detailed commitment to mental health funding in Programme for Government disappointing

13 May 2016 For immediate release Lack of detailed commitment to mental health funding in Programme for Government disappointing Mental Health Reform has expressed severe concern at the lack of a detailed commitment to mental health funding in the new Programme for Government. The Director of Mental Health Reform Dr Shari McDaid said: “following the … Read moreLack of detailed commitment to mental health funding in Programme for Government disappointing

Nationwide demonstration for mental health attracts huge crowds

  Approximately 400 people turned out in the rain last week (Thursday 28th April) to demand priority for mental health. The event was a huge success thanks to all those who attended, our partners at the Union of Students in Ireland, our friends at UCD, and our excellent and passionate speakers GAA star Conor Cusack, … Read moreNationwide demonstration for mental health attracts huge crowds

National Demonstration for Mental Health – Thursday, April 28th

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH   A large number of people are expected to gather outside the Dáil and across the country today to call for mental health to be a priority for the next government. A number of mental health advocates are expected to address the demonstration at 1pm in Dublin which is being … Read moreNational Demonstration for Mental Health – Thursday, April 28th

Note on National Demonstration Thursday April 28th

We understand that there will be a number of gatherings taking place around the country tomorrow on the same theme of mental health. The only event being organised by Mental Health Reform tomorrow is the demonstration outside the Dail in Dublin at 12.30 pm, which we are hosting in conjunction with the Union of Students … Read moreNote on National Demonstration Thursday April 28th

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