About Budget 2024
I Am A Reason Video
Contact your TD
Pre-Budget Campaign Launch
1. About Budget 2024
Together with our 81 member organisations, Mental Health Reform call on the Government to invest an additional €115 million in our mental health services for Budget 2024. This includes:
€30 million to maintain existing services,
€85 million to develop new services that will drive change in the system.
Through this campaign, we aim to highlight the many reasons why the Government should invest in mental health in Budget 2024. These include the importance of timely, high-quality mental health supports and the need for sustainable and multi-annual funding for the voluntary and community sector.
People with mental health difficulties cannot afford to wait any longer.
The Budget 2024 announcement is just weeks away and we need your support. We have teamed up with Uplift to create a template email with all the information your TD needs about why Government must act now and invest in mental health.
Read our Pre-Budget Submission to the Government, which outlines our key asks for Budget 2024.
To read our full Pre-Budget Submission document, click here.
To read our summary document, click here.
2. I Am A Reason Video
3. Contact your TD
The Budget 2024 announcement is just weeks away and we need your help.
Please email your TDs to make sure mental health is not forgotten in Budget 2024.
It takes less than 2 minutes and can make a big difference!
As the Government finalises next year’s budget, we are campaigning tirelessly to make sure funding for mental health services is a top priority.
Your donation will help us to drive forward our campaign and ensure people can access timely, high-quality mental health supports no matter where they live.
We all have a reason to invest in mental health. We all are a reason to invest in mental health.
Please donate today and help people to access the mental health care they deserve. Whatever you can afford will make a big difference. Thank you.
5. Pre-Budget Campaign Launch
On the 5th of September we launched our I Am A Reason campaign at a virtual launch. The online event brought together politicians, people with mental health difficulties, and organisations in the sector who discussed opportunities to strengthen mental health services in Budget 2024.
- Fiona Coyle, CEO, MHR
- Neil Moore Ryan, MHR Grassroots Forum member
- Fiona O’Malley, CEO, Turn2Me
- Eoin Barry, Social Worker and Family Therapist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Dr Karen O’Connor, National Clinical Lead and Co-PI, Consultant Psychiatrist and National Clinical Lead for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Programme in Ireland
6. Get Involved
There are many ways you can join our campaign to help make mental health a national priority in Budget 2024.
- Contact your TD with Uplift
- Download our images below and use our sample posts for your social media page
- Re-share our social media posts
- Join the conversation with #IAmAReason #Budget2024
- Donate to MHR so we can continue to advocate for improved mental health services
- Sign up to our newsletter for regular updates
Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn Images
Sample social media post
“Mental Health Reform recently launched its #IAmAReason campaign which calls on the Government to invest €115M in Ireland’s mental health services in #Budget2024.
Email your local TDs to ask them to invest in our mental health this #Budget2024.