Mental Health in Ireland - Mental Health Reform

The current national mental health policy is A Vision for Change which was published in 2006 and was due to be implemented by 2016. A Vision for Change provides the basis for MHR’s advocacy. The policy is expected to be reviewed in 2015.  However, much of the content of A Vision for Change is still considered good practice and remains ambitious for the current mental health system.

Mental Health Reform’s analysis of the mental health system in Ireland supports the need for major transformation. Our detailed analysis of the implementation of the national policy A Vision for Change gives a coalition overview of progress to date. The full report, A Vision for Change nine years on: a coalition analysis of progress, is here.