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From October to December 2012, we ran the “Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health” campaign, which urged the Government to honour their Programme for Government promise to invest in community mental health services. Our member organisations and supporters rallied round, and we gathered 10,000 petition signatures online and at 30 petition days nationwide.
On Budget Day 2012, Minister Kathleen Lynch announced that an additional €35 million would be allocated for the development of community mental health services, as promised. Mental Health Reform welcomed the news, but stressed that the Government must ensure that the existing mental health budget is protected. You can read our full reaction to Budget 2013 here.
In July 2012, before the Dáil closed for the summer recess, Mental Health Reform and our members sent a strong message to TDs that they must prioritise mental health. Our message was a giant postcard that read “A Vision for Change – Wish We Were There!”.
We asked our supporters
to email their local TDs on the issue of funding for community mental health, and hundreds of emails were sent, reaching TDs in all constituencies.
Our thanks to everyone who has supported our campaigns so far. With your help, we’ll continue to push for the implementation of A Vision for Change and the improvement of mental health services in Ireland.