First win in the Fight for Mental Health – Cross Party Group Submission on Mental Health

The convenors of the cross party Oireachtas Group on Mental Health, to whom Mental Health Reform and Amnesty International Ireland provide secretariat services, have today, World Mental Health Day, 10 October, launched the first ever cross party budget submission in the history of the state to call for the mental health spend to be protected in Budget 2012.

Preserve Mental Health Staffing – Irish Examiner, August 13, 2011

Orla’s letter to the Editor in the Irish Examiner calls on the Government to preserve mental health staffing levels at Budget 2011 levels. “What we must get away from is the notion that we cannot afford to have good mental health services. We cannot afford to have poor mental health services: Mental health difficulties cost the Irish economy around 2%, (approx €2.5 billion), of GNP annually.”

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