Mental Health Reform has today (28/11/12) presented Minister for Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, with 10,000 signatures from its petition calling on the Government not to drop the ball on mental health in next week’s budget. The petition urges the Government to honour … Read more10,000 people say Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health
“The big issue that is occurring in terms of mental health is that the voices of people who use the mental health services, their family members, friends and carers, tend not to be listened to … So, for us, a priority is to listen. And I can assure you that, in listening, everything is there.” … Read moreAudio Shorts
It’s hard to believe it’s only three weeks since we launched the Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health campaign. It’s been a busy few weeks, and the support for the campaign has been fantastic. So, with three weeks down and 6 weeks to go, we thought we’d take stock of how it has all … Read moreThree weeks down…
Today saw the launch of Mental Health Reform’s pre-budget campaign, “Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health”. We were delighted to have the support of former Ireland and Munster rugby star Alan Quinlan for the launch. The “Don’t Drop the Ball” petition … Read more“Don’t Drop the Ball” campaign launched
Mental Health Reform, its member organisations and other mental health campaigners protested today (Friday 7th September) at Government Buildings in Dublin to express their alarm at recent reports that the Government plans to use the €35 million promised for community mental health services to offset the deficit in the Health Service Executive. Despite assurances yesterday … Read moreMental Health Reform protests against unacceptable cuts to mental health budget
Mental Health Reform is extremely alarmed by reports that the Government plans to use the €35 million promised for community mental health services to offset the deficit in the Health Service Executive. Coming just days ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, these threatened cuts are yet another blow to mental health. Mental … Read moreMental Health Reform calls protest on unacceptable cuts to mental health budget.
Mental Health Reform has today delivered an end of term postcard to politicians, to mark the last day of term in the Houses of the Oireachtas before the summer recess. The giant postcard, delivered by Mental Health Reform’s Director Orla Barry, carried the message: “A Vision for Change – Wish We Were There!”, referring to … Read moreMental Health Reform’s end of term e-action to politicians
This week, Mental Health Reform has been calling for clarity from the Government and from the HSE on the staffing of Community Mental Health Teams. MHR Director, Orla Barry, was on Wednesday’s RTE 9 o’clock news, expressing concern at reports of funding for community mental health being diverted to meet budget overruns within the inpatient … Read moreMental Health Reform in the news about staffing
Mental health group welcomes reforms EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY CAMPAIGN GROUP Mental Health Reform has welcomed Minister for Health James Reilly’s decision to proceed with establishing a new structure for the HSE. It will include a new directorate of mental health. Under the heads of a Bill approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday, the HSE board will … Read moreMental Health Reform in today’s Irish Times
Blind Panic is an audio documentary by DCU students Ciaran O Connor & Barry Lenihan. It tells the story of Ben and his struggle to overcome anxiety. Mental Health Reform’s Orla Barry contributed to the piece, among others. Our thanks to Ciaran and Barry for sharing this with us. Listen here to Blind Panic.