Government approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomes the Government’s approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy, ‘Sharing the Vision – a Mental Health Policy for Everyone’ for the period 2020-2030. Speaking this morning, CEO for Mental Health Reform, Fiona Coyle said “We welcome the important step taken by the Government last … Read more Government approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy

Call on Government for immediate publication of national mental health policy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government to immediately publish the refreshed national mental health policy, A Vision for Change, to allow for fully informed programme for Government talks and so cohesive post-COVID-19 mental health planning can begin. CEO of Mental Health Reform, Fiona Coyle, said, “It is clear to … Read more Call on Government for immediate publication of national mental health policy

Clear cross-party support for immediate publication of the refresh of A Vision for Change

There is clear support for immediate publication of the refresh of A Vision for Change across the Dáil. The mental health policy is critical to Programme for Government talks and post-COVID-19 planning. Today, Mental Health Reform sent this to Ministers Harris and Daly, co-signed by cross-party TD’s. “Dear Ministers Harris and Daly, Following Minister Harris’ … Read more Clear cross-party support for immediate publication of the refresh of A Vision for Change

Call for Special Committee on COVID-19 Response to make mental health a priority

Today, the Special Committee on COVID-19 Response will meet. Mental Health Reform has leveraged strong cross-party support for need to immediately publish new the refresh of A Vision for Change. Publishing A Vision for Change, the national mental health policy, is essential part of making mental health a priority in Government response to COVID-19 and … Read more Call for Special Committee on COVID-19 Response to make mental health a priority

Government must urgently set out plans to prepare for surge in demand for mental health supports

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government to urgently begin planning for a surge in demand for mental health services and supports associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The call comes following increases in demand for mental health services and supports across the community and voluntary sector, which … Read more Government must urgently set out plans to prepare for surge in demand for mental health supports

Another successive year when mental health gets a lower proportion of the overall funding

Yesterday, December 18th, the Government approved the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2020. It appears this includes increased staff for mental health services. Mental Health Reform are currently waiting clarification from the HSE and Minister Jim Daly T.D., on how many  staff will be allocated and what mental health services will receive development funding. In … Read more Another successive year when mental health gets a lower proportion of the overall funding

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 more Lessons must be learned from shortcomings in implementing mental health policy

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