Mental health faces critical budget as demand significantly increases

Today, we call on the Government to protect Ireland’s mental health services in Budget 2021 by investing €80M to address significant additional pressures on the system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national coalition, for mental health, which represents 75 organisations working across the community and voluntary sector, has highlighted the urgent need … Read more Mental health faces critical budget as demand significantly increases

Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID-19 recovery

For many women the pandemic has meant an increase in stress and anxiety and has adversely affected their mental health and wellbeing.    Launching a joint statement with detailed recommendations today, the National Women’s Council (NWC) and Mental Health Reform have called on the Government to ensure women’s experiences and mental health needs are at the centre of … Read more Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID-19 recovery

Coalition Conversations “The Employment Context: Mental Health Initiatives in Ireland”

We are delighted to announce the sixth edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “The Employment Context: Mental Health Initiatives in Ireland”. In Ireland, people with mental health difficulties have the highest rate of unemployment of any other disability group. This is despite the importance of employment for people with mental health difficulties being well recognised within … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Employment Context: Mental Health Initiatives in Ireland”

Coalition Conversations “The Social Context: Psychosocial and Educational Supports”

We are delighted to announce the fourth edition in the Coalition Conversations series,”The Social Context: Psychosocial and Educational Supports”. As we continue to be confronted with COVID-19 and the uncertainty it presents, people’s mental health and wellbeing are likely to be impacted. While the full psychological impact of the crisis is yet unknown, measures and supports are in … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Social Context: Psychosocial and Educational Supports”

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

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