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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