LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and BelongTo are hosting a free webinar on the 24th November 2020 to explore the topic of mental health and the LGBTI+ community. This HSE funded event will explore themes including the prevalence of mental health difficulties within the LGBTI+ community, access to services and supports, early intervention and prevention for … Read more LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

Government must act on its own concerns regarding mental health of population

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today called on the Government  to act on its own concerns and the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and significantly  increase investment in mental health services to protect the mental health of the population.  Explaining why the whole country was moving to Level … Read more Government must act on its own concerns regarding mental health of population

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

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 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”

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

My Voice Matters: Reports show people with mental health difficulties and their families are not receiving services in line with national policy

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 more My Voice Matters: Reports show people with mental health difficulties and their families are not receiving services in line with national policy

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

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