Coalition Conversations “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland”

We are delighted to present the third edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland” As we are confronted with COVID-19 and what are worrying times, the support provided by the community and voluntary sector has never been more important. This new way of living and the uncertainty we face will … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland”

Survey shows huge demand for increased mental health resources in response to COVID-19

Today, Mental Health Reform present research that demonstrates significant public demand for greater action from Government and its agencies to respond to the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research was the result of a collaboration between Mental Health Reform and the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC), a group of mental health researchers … Read more Survey shows huge demand for increased mental health resources in response to COVID-19

Coalition Conversations: “The Irish Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector”

We are delighted to present the second edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “The Irish Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector”. Prior to COVID-19, Ireland’s Mental health services, although improving, were already far behind other areas of the health service. Responding to meet the existing and additional mental health needs, organisations and services have undergone rapid transformation. … Read more Coalition Conversations: “The Irish Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector”

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

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

Webinar: “eMental Health in the COVID-19 context and beyond”

Mental Health Reform’s eMental Health team invite you to join the upcoming webinar, “eMental Health in the COVID-19 context and beyond”. Date: Wednesday, 13th of May 2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Format: delivered via Zoom This webinar will present an overview of two recent briefing documents prepared by the eMEN team at Mental … Read more Webinar: “eMental Health in the COVID-19 context and beyond”

Request put to Government for Human Rights Impact Assessment

Mental Health Reform, alongside rights and representative organisations, wrote to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to request a Human Rights Impact Assessment before a review of current restrictions in response to COVID-19, due to take place on 5 May. The State should also collect and publish statistics and information on communities most affected by COVID-19 and … Read more Request put to Government for Human Rights Impact Assessment

Publication of “Guidance on Telemental Health for mental health services and practitioners”

The eMental Health team in Mental Health Reform have developed a rapid briefing paper for the COVID-19 crisis entitled “Guidance on Telemental Health for mental health services and practitioners”. The COVID-19 crisis has direct mental health implications in a number of ways, and also creates some major organisational, operational and logistical challenges for the various … Read more Publication of “Guidance on Telemental Health for mental health services and practitioners”

Mental Health Services & Supports During COVID-19

With the recent efforts being made nationally and internationally in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to highlight available mental health services and supports. Minding our mental health, as well as physical health, is very important at times like this. Many members of Mental Health Reform have been proactive in finding ways to make … Read more Mental Health Services & Supports During COVID-19

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