“We met up and chatted but this was before we really knew what mental health was or how to talk about stuff properly. She seemed alright, a little low so we tried to have a laugh and cheer her up. We were going to head home, it was getting late, but there was something telling … Read more#InOurHourOfNeed: Joseph’s Story
Emma took part in Mental Health Reform’s Stories Project in 2018. The project focused on providing public speaking and media skills to those who have experienced mental health difficulties, their family members, and those working with people who’ve experienced difficulties. Emma wanted to share her experience and did so during the BFEI Mental Health Week. … Read moreBlog: Emma’s Journey
Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the leading national coalition driving progressive reform of Ireland’s mental health system. Mental Health Reform’s vision is for an Ireland where everyone can access the support they need in their community to achieve their best possible mental health. With a small staff team, volunteer board, more than 70 member organisations … Read moreWe’re hiring: Finance & Operations Manager
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 moreMental Health Reform dismayed by increase in physical restraint in in-patient mental health services
[Image Description: Photo of attendees at the seminar, seated on chairs, including Shari McDaid of Mental Health Reform and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D.] eMental Health technologies are an important part of the future of mental health services in Ireland and can complement person centered, face-to-face therapies, a … Read moreeMental Health: The Next Big Thing in Psychological Practice?
€900M – that’s what we currently spend on dedicated, public mental health services in Ireland. It sounds like a big number and a lot of money, but is it too much, or not nearly enough to provide adequate mental health care for everyone in Ireland? It’s an important question as we head into the budget announcement … Read moreBlog: How much would you pay for good mental health?