People with mental health difficulties must have their rights respected

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is today reacting with concern to the Mental Health Commission’s annual report for 2019. “The Mental Health Commission’s annual report marks another year where we have failed to make a meaningful impact on the delivery of fundamental improvements in mental health services in Ireland. Behind every … Read more People with mental health difficulties must have their rights respected

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

Mental Health Reform dismayed by increase in physical restraint in in-patient mental health services

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today reacted in dismay following a report by the Mental Health Commission which indicates the widespread use of seclusion and physical restraint in in-patient mental health services across Ireland. The Commission’s report found that seclusion was used in 42% of approved centres and physical restraint … Read more Mental Health Reform dismayed by increase in physical restraint in in-patient mental health services

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