Mental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for CAMHS

A recent Parliamentary Question by Deputy Pearse Doherty was replied to by the HSE which outlined that 2,440 children and young people across the country are on waiting lists for speicalist mental health services. Mental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Given … Read more

Annual Report 2018 Launch & AGM 2019

Today, July 10th, Mental Health Reform launched the Annual Report 2018. The Annual Report was launched with many members of the national coalition for mental health present, at the AGM 2019. During the AGM, both the Board and Executive of Mental Health Reform outlined the work being done by the national coalition towards the vision … Read more

“Coming of Age”, a literary cabaret with Paul Lynch

A “Coming of Age” Literary Cabaret at Buswells Hotel with Paul Lynch, in aid of Mental Health Reform. Bethencourt Productions monthly Literary Cabaret at Buswells Hotel presents a special fundraising event in aid of Mental Health Reform’s campaign for 24/7 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. Paul Lynch, award-winning author of three novels is our … Read more

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2017

Today, July 10th, Senator Máire Devine is moving a Bill through the Seanad. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2017 will ensure involuntary patients in hospital for mental heath treatment will have their Advance Healthcare Directives respected. Currently, involuntary mental health patients are the only group in Ireland who are excluded from having Advance Healthcare … Read more

Lisa & Julie’s 50KM Challenge

What a challenge! Lisa and Julie took on an incredible  56KM hike in France, in support of Mental Health Reform. The trek began on July 6th in Vallée de la Thur, France. Overall, Julie and Lisa completed 62KM in just 19 hours – an incredible achievement! 98,379 steps consisted of 19 hours of hiking through leafy … Read more

Laugh Out Loud 2019

Laugh Out Loud 2019 presented an evening of comedy and entertainment. MC Shakara gathered together some of the best local talent in music, performance and comedy for an evening of promoting positive mental health through entertainment. Guests were treated to a red carpet entrance on July 6th, at the GAA Hall in Athy. MC Shakara … Read more

Technology and Student Mental Health

Mental Health Reform and the Union of Students in Ireland hosted a seminar on June 18th, exploring the implications technology has for supporting student’s mental health in third level education. The seminar is part of the eMEN project, an Interreg North West Europe and HSE funded project aiming to improve mental health in Europe through … Read more

Briefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001

Briefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001 June 2019 What is the Mental Health Act, 2001? The Mental Health Act, 2001 (the Act) is the law in Ireland that must be followed when people go into hospital for mental health care and treatment. The Mental Health Act, 2001 Act sets out: why … Read more

Delay in legislation risks human rights violations

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health in Ireland, has this week launched a campaign calling on the Government to urgently update Ireland’s mental health law in order to protect the basic rights of people with mental health difficulties. Backed by its 74 member organisations, the umbrella group are calling for the immediate … Read more


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