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

Would you like to take on a challenge while supporting Mental Health Reform?

Would you like to take on a challenge while supporting Mental Health Reform? Be part of the reform. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is now open registration and we would LOVE you to join the ranks of some of the wonderful women who walked and ran for Mental Health Reform. The Women’s Mini Marathon is … Read moreWould you like to take on a challenge while supporting Mental Health Reform?

Ruling against HSE a wake-up call for mental health services

Mental Health Reform notes the ruling of the Kilkenny District Court against the Health Service Executive in a prosecution brought by the Mental Health Commission. During the proceedings, the Assistant Inspector for Mental Health Services said in relation to the inpatient conditions described that they were “contrary to everything a hospital should stand for”. Commenting, … Read moreRuling against HSE a wake-up call for mental health services

Blog: Bodywhys on Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 takes place from February 25th to March 3rd. Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, have written a guest blog to highlight issues related to Eating Disorders in Ireland.  “Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an opportunity for those of us working in, or who feel passionately about the area, to generate … Read moreBlog: Bodywhys on Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019

Blog: My week at Mental Health Reform

Mental Health Reform were delighted to welcome Emma to the team for work placement as part of her college course. During the week, we worked on many different projects including a social media takeover, preparing for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and our Mental Health Act campaign. Emma has created a blog post about the week … Read moreBlog: My week at Mental Health Reform

MHR welcome the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan

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Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcomed the human rights emphasis in the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan, launched this morning. Speaking about the launch, Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, said, “We are really encouraged to see the prioritisation of human rights in the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic … Read moreMHR welcome the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan

Thank you Dublin Unitarian Church!

We were delighted to receive the very generous donation from the Dublin Unitarian Church. The Unitarian Church picked Mental Health Reform as their chosen charity for a recent church collection in January. The congregation generously donated on the day in support of our work. We met with Rory Delaney, Deputy Chair of the Church’s Management Committee and Dennis … Read moreThank you Dublin Unitarian Church!

We are hiring!

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Community Development Officer – CHO 3 Job Description & Person Specification Reports to:         Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer Location:             Limerick City Duration:             1 year About Mental Health Reform Mental Health Reform is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health. With over 70 member organisations, we work together to drive progressive reform of … Read moreWe are hiring!

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

The 2018 Round Up

[Image Description: Graphic with a light pink background, text in the middleground reading “2018 Round Up” in darker pink font, and white snowflakes in the background.] We’re delighted to share with you a roundup of some of our work in 2018. Our thanks as always for you generous support and encouragement throughout the year! So … Read moreThe 2018 Round Up

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