Call for Participants in My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services

Mental Health Reform and LGBT Ireland are delighted to open the call for participants in “My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services”. Through this project, Mental Health Reform and LGBT Ireland aim to document and analyse the lived experiences of LGBTI+ people who use mental health services in Ireland. … Read more Call for Participants in My Voice Matters: Views and Experiences of LGBTI+ People Using Mental Health Services

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

Mental Health Reform x GW

We are delighted to announce the creative partnership Mental Health Reform x GW “My design is inspired by the mental health journeys we experience in life. The words I wrote reflect the natural flow of our thoughts, feelings and emotions which can take us along wild paths. Above all, I wanted to create something that … Read more Mental Health Reform x GW

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 Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland”

We are delighted to present the third edition in the Coalition Conversations series, “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland” As we are confronted with COVID-19 and what are worrying times, the support provided by the community and voluntary sector has never been more important. This new way of living and the uncertainty we face will … Read more Coalition Conversations “The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland”

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

Survey shows huge demand for increased mental health resources in response to COVID-19

Today, Mental Health Reform present research that demonstrates significant public demand for greater action from Government and its agencies to respond to the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research was the result of a collaboration between Mental Health Reform and the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC), a group of mental health researchers … Read more Survey shows huge demand for increased mental health resources in response to COVID-19

Government approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomes the Government’s approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy, ‘Sharing the Vision – a Mental Health Policy for Everyone’ for the period 2020-2030. Speaking this morning, CEO for Mental Health Reform, Fiona Coyle said “We welcome the important step taken by the Government last … Read more Government approval of Ireland’s new mental health policy

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