Mental Health Reform welcomes new counselling service in primary care

Mental Health Reform welcomes today’s (11/07/13) launch of the Counselling in Primary Care service that will enable adult medical card holders throughout the country to access time-limited counselling through their GP. In response to the launch, Dr. Shari McDaid, Mental Health Reform’s spokesperson, commented: “One of the strongest messages to come out of the consultation … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes new counselling service in primary care

Mental Health Reform expresses disappointment at stagnant mental health services

The national mental health coalition Mental Health Reform has expressed concern that the Inspector of mental health services has found that mental health services were ‘stagnant and perhaps have slipped backwards in 2012.’ The Inspector’s comments were published alongside the 2012 Annual Report of the Mental Health Commission. The Inspector’s continued finding that services are … Read moreMental Health Reform expresses disappointment at stagnant mental health services

Mental Health Reform welcomes appointment of new National Director for Mental Health

Mental Health Reform has welcomed today’s announcement by Mr Tony O’Brien, Director General Designate of the HSE, of the appointment of Stephen Mulvany as the new National Director for Mental Health. Commenting on the announcement, Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform, said: “We have long been calling for a Director for Mental Health to be … Read moreMental Health Reform welcomes appointment of new National Director for Mental Health

Mental Health Reform launches report on recovery from mental health difficulties

Mental Health Reform has launched a report exploring the idea of recovery from mental health difficulties. The report, Recovery … what you should expect from a good quality mental health service, was launched on the occasion of the organisation’s first AGM (25/04/2013). Speaking at the launch, Mental Health Reform Director Orla Barry explained: “In our public … Read moreMental Health Reform launches report on recovery from mental health difficulties

No more staffing delays – Mental Health Reform urges local action on mental health staffing

Press Release For Immediate Release No more staffing delays – Mental Health Reform urges local action on mental health staffing Mental Health Reform has asked people to contact their local elected representatives, in an effort to keep pressure on the Government to honour its commitment to appoint new staff for community mental health services this year. Orla Barry, … Read moreNo more staffing delays – Mental Health Reform urges local action on mental health staffing

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 moreAgainst the clock – how we marked AVFC anniversary

Letter to the Irish Times

Published 10/01/2013 Sir, – Mental Health Reform shares the concerns about the current lack of multidisciplinary staff for community mental health teams expressed by Dr Aisling Denihan (January 7th). What does it say about Ireland’s commitment to providing good-quality mental healthcare that, almost 30 years after it became government policy to provide multidisciplinary community mental … Read moreLetter to the Irish Times

Email Cabinet Ministers today on mental health

First of all, we’d like to thank you all for your support so far. But we urgently need to ask for your help again before Budget Day next Wednesday. Minister for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch has said she can’t rule out cuts to the mental health budget. The Cabinet meets again tomorrow (Saturday 1st Dec) evening to finalise Budget … Read moreEmail Cabinet Ministers today on mental health

Newsletter

Join the Mental Health Reform Newsletter




Our newsletters contain updates about the work of Mental Health Reform, our campaigns, our fundraising and our Members.
You can opt out of receiving newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe option in newsletters.
Mental Health Reform will not share your data with any outside agency.