National demonstration for Mental Health - Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Mental Health Reform

April 25th, 2016


You have probably heard reports that €12 million is being diverted from the mental health budget to other areas of the health service.

This is NOT OK. We need to send a strong message that mental health must be a priority for the next government.

Join the Union of Students in Ireland and Mental Health Reform for a demonstration on Thursday April 28th at 12.30pm, outside Dáil Eireann (Kildare Street Entrance), in Dublin.

If you can’t make it to Kildare St, you can still gather locally to show your support and share your event photos on social media. Take a selfie or organise a group photo with your colleagues, friends, fellow students etc. Make sure to use the hashtag #IAmAReason in your post.
Register your interest here.


    3 comments so far!

  • Tammy Comerford
    26th April 2016 at 4:25 pm

    How can anyone think a cut to mental health is ok? So many suffering in silence and does that do reach out aren’t getting the resources they need. Waiting times for appointments are crazy and then you get asked “maybe it’s your thyroid” I have not nor do I have a thyroid problem and even if I did would it cause suicidal tendencies and self harm! No I don’t think so!

  • Patricia Morgan
    26th April 2016 at 10:05 pm

    This is a discrace Tammy even when people cry out for help they are turned away Like my son Stephen he got sent home with a referral to health center the referral went to health center like they said it would but they forgot to include Stephens fone number or my fone number and doc referral letter so health center couldn’t contact us with appointment and because of hospital mistakes my son is dead its discracefull would love to meet minister for health face to face he get peice of my mind

  • Barbara McMahon
    28th April 2016 at 10:12 am

    It’s bad enough that they’re pilfering the mental health fund. It is worse that they’ve been doing it for the last 5 years and our ‘minister for health’ thinks that by saying oh it’s ok it’ll be replaced next year will suffice! So if you or your loved one needs to make a crisis call then don’t bother because you’ll have to come back next year! I don’t believe for one minute that it’ll be replaced.. They just don’t care and still refuse to treat mental health illness like any other illness yet the suicide statistics reveal we have one of the highest rates in Europe?? Shame on Leo et al and those Irish Water obsessed idiots that are allegedly going to form a government whenever they can be bothered!

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