Blog: Why me?

Why me? During the month of the Green Ribbon campaign in May the airwaves were full of discussion about mental health in a wonderful feast of publicity. Many of our member organisations organised events to raise awareness. Websites, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts were abuzz with individual stories. New publications were launched; broadcasters and newspapers did … Read more

Mental Health Reform welcomes passage of Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, today welcomed the final passage of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill’s provisions amend the Mental Health Act, 2001 definition of a ‘voluntary patient’ and the principles in the 2001 Act. Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, said, “This new law represents a … Read more

Report shows Digital Technology could play important role in Mental Healthcare in Ireland

A report published today by Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has found that digital technology could play an important role in mental healthcare in Ireland. The report, entitled eMental Health: State-of-the-Art & Opportunities for Ireland, was launched today by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD … Read more

Appeal Court finding reflects the urgent need for full reform of Ireland’s Mental Health Act, 2001

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, is calling on the Government to urgently update Ireland’s mental health law following this week’s Appeal Court ruling. The ruling found part of the Mental Health Act to be unconstitutional because it allows an involuntary patient to have their detention extended for up to 12 months … Read more

VHI Womens Mini Marathon 2018

You can do it! You can support Mental Health Reform’s campaign for improvements in mental health services across Ireland by doing the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in 2018! Your effort will make a real difference to our work. Getting started is the easy part! Step 1: Set up your Everyday Hero fundraising page and get the ball … Read more

Vacancy – Expert Finance Director

Mental Health Reform are currently advertising for the vacancy of Expert Finance Director on our Board of Management. About Mental Health Reform The vision of Mental Health Reform (MHR) is of an Ireland where people experiencing mental health difficulties can recover their well-being and live a full life in their community. MHR aims to be the … Read more

We’re Recruiting!

Mental Health Reform are currently recruiting! To find out about our two paid positions, click the links below. Research Officer Administration and Information Officer To find out more about our volunteer positions, click the links below. Communications and Campaigns Intern Research and Policy Intern

Report demonstrates successful integration of mental health and supported employment services to support people with mental health difficulties into work

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today launched a new report entitled Steps into Work: Integrating Employment and Mental Health Supports Project final report, detailing a two-year pilot project managed by Mental Health Reform and run in partnership between the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, HSE and four local … Read more


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