MHR welcome the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan

Picture of John Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission and Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, holding a copy of the Mental Health Commissions publication, "Protecting People's Rights"

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

Thank you Dublin Unitarian Church!

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!

Urgent need for Deprivation of Liberty safeguards

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

Lessons must be learned from shortcomings in implementing mental health policy

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

We are hiring!

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Community Development Officer – CHO 3 Job Description & Person Specification Reports to:         Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer Location:             Limerick City Duration:             1 year About Mental Health Reform Mental Health Reform is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health. With over 70 member organisations, we work together to drive progressive reform of … Read moreWe are hiring!

HSE Service Plan mental health commitments already at risk due to savings pressures

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomes the aspirations set out in the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2019. Many of the objectives reflect Mental Health Reform’s pre-budget recommendations. Commenting on the plan, Shari McDaid, Director, said, “We particularly welcome the HSE’s commitment to look at providing out-of-hours child and adolescent … Read moreHSE Service Plan mental health commitments already at risk due to savings pressures

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