COVID-19

Usage of eMental Health & eHealth supports by young adults during COVID-19 lockdown

This report presents results of a survey on usage of digital tools (apps and remote consultation) to support physical and mental health and wellbeing. The survey took place at the end of May 2020, during the period since the first COVID-19 restrictions began.

 Respondents were from a large market research panel comprising mainly young adults (and mainly students) in the core third level student age range (18-24). 

Coalition Conversations

During our Coalition Conversations series, we connected with experts across the mental health sector and facilitates discussions on important topics during this unprecedented time.

The aim of this webinar series is to provide a space to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health sector and the new context we now find ourselves in. Full episodes are available to play back at any time.

The impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Reform's coalition members

The pandemic has presented significant challenges to the mental health services and
non-governmental organisations working in the mental health sector.

As the leading coalition on mental health in Ireland, Mental Health Reform is well placed to
provide unique insight into the challenges faced by the sector during this crisis.

Submission to the Special Committee on COVID-19 response

The impact of COVID-19 on mental health in Ireland July 2020.

In Ireland, it is imperative that mental health is a central part of the Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that our services have the capacity to cope with the additional strain they are now under and will continue to be under into the future.

Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID-19 recovery

For many women the pandemic has meant an increase in stress and anxiety and has adversely affected their mental health and wellbeing.   

Launching a joint statement with detailed recommendations today, the National Women’s Council and Mental Health Reform have called on the Government to ensure women’s experiences and mental health needs are at the centre of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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