Blog: Emma’s Journey

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 more

We’re hiring: Finance & Operations Manager

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 more

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

Budget allocation of €55M for mental health signals Government has heard public concern

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcomed the allocation of an additional €55M to mental health for the development of new services announced in Budget 2019 yesterday, while cautioning that the funding must result in increased capacity for frontline mental health services. Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, has … Read more

eMental Health: The Next Big Thing in Psychological Practice?

[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 more

Strong public support for increased State investment in Ireland’s mental health services

Report finds strong public support for increased State investment in Ireland’s mental health services [Image Description: Photo of Kevin Cullen (WRC), Shari McDaid (Mental Health Reform), and Kieran O’ Leary (Ipsos) outside of Dáil Éireann, holding copies of the “Public Attitudes to Investment in Mental Health” report.] Survey results published today show strong public support … Read more

Blog: How much would you pay for good mental health?

€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 more


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