“My story is a simple one. I just don’t believe the services in Ireland are at an acceptable rate in proportion to the demand.” Steven has taken on the incredible challenge of 6 marathons in 6 months! With funds raised in aid of Mental Health Reform, Steven wanted to play a role in improving the … Read moreSupporter Story: ‘Running For Reform’
Today, Mental Health Reform launched the findings of two national surveys into people’s experience of HSE mental health services. The My Voice Matters reports, launched by John Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission, include a report on the experience of 1,188 service users and a report on the experience of 786 family members, … Read moreMy Voice Matters: Reports show people with mental health difficulties and their families are not receiving services in line with national policy
Would you like to take on a challenge while supporting Mental Health Reform? Be part of the reform. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is now open registration and we would LOVE you to join the ranks of some of the wonderful women who walked and ran for Mental Health Reform. The Women’s Mini Marathon is … Read moreWould you like to take on a challenge while supporting Mental Health Reform?
Mental Health Reform notes the ruling of the Kilkenny District Court against the Health Service Executive in a prosecution brought by the Mental Health Commission. During the proceedings, the Assistant Inspector for Mental Health Services said in relation to the inpatient conditions described that they were “contrary to everything a hospital should stand for”. Commenting, … Read moreRuling against HSE a wake-up call for mental health services
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 takes place from February 25th to March 3rd. Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, have written a guest blog to highlight issues related to Eating Disorders in Ireland. “Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an opportunity for those of us working in, or who feel passionately about the area, to generate … Read moreBlog: Bodywhys on Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019
Mental Health Reform were delighted to welcome Emma to the team for work placement as part of her college course. During the week, we worked on many different projects including a social media takeover, preparing for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and our Mental Health Act campaign. Emma has created a blog post about the week … Read moreBlog: My week at Mental Health Reform
Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcomed the human rights emphasis in the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan, launched this morning. Speaking about the launch, Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, said, “We are really encouraged to see the prioritisation of human rights in the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic … Read moreMHR welcome the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan
We were delighted to receive the very generous donation from the Dublin Unitarian Church. The Unitarian Church picked Mental Health Reform as their chosen charity for a recent church collection in January. The congregation generously donated on the day in support of our work. We met with Rory Delaney, Deputy Chair of the Church’s Management Committee and Dennis … Read moreThank you Dublin Unitarian Church!
Mental Health Reform has called for the urgent need for a time frame for the completion of the drafting of the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DOLs) so that people can feel protected accessing mental health services. It was originally proposed the DOLs would be introduced under the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 at Committee stage. Subsequently, … Read moreUrgent need for Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
Today, on the 13th anniversary of Ireland’s national mental health policy A Vision for Change, Mental Health Reform has called on the Government to learn from the past and to commit to a costed implementation plan for the updated policy due out this year. “A Vision for Change is today starting its 14th year. While the … Read moreLessons must be learned from shortcomings in implementing mental health policy