Mental Health Reform Welcomes Prioritisation of Mental Health Bill on Government Legislative Programme

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health, has today welcomed the inclusion of the Mental Health Bill in the Government’s Summer Legislative Programme. The Bill has been selected for priority publication and will be among the top legislative priorities for the Government in the coming months. Fiona Coyle, CEO, Mental Health Reform commented: … Read more

Neglect of prisoners with mental health difficulties exposes a prison system that is unfit for purpose

People with serious mental health difficulties are being incarcerated and neglected in a prison system that is unfit for purpose, according to a new report launched today by the Office of the Inspector of Prisons. The report reveals alarming deficiencies in the Irish prison system’s mental health services including critically low staffing numbers, poor living … Read more

Meet our Newest Board Member, Ciara Glynn

We sat down with the newest member of the MHR Board, Ciara Glynn, to find out a little bit more about her life and work. As the newest board member, can you tell us a little about your work in the Irish mental health sector? I’m a peer support worker and I was part of … Read more

Mental Health Reform urges Government to increase national mental health budget

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health, has expressed disappointment with the Government’s response to questions on mental health funding from the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Today marks the second day of Ireland’s fourth periodic review in which the Committee assessed the state’s compliance with the International Covenant on … Read more

Christmas eCards 2023

Spread Joy this Christmas with a Christmas eCard To celebrate the festive season, we’ve created a selection of Christmas eCards for you to send to your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and, customers. They’re a great way to reduce paper use, so why not spread some joy this year with a Christmas eCard? By sending an … Read more

Action needed to address digital divide in mental health

Mental Health Reform in partnership with the HSE Mental Health Engagement and Recovery Office have today published a new report entitled ‘Digital Inclusion and Access to Mental Health Services.’ Digital mental health encompasses various services including online video therapy sessions, mental health apps, psychoeducation and online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programmes. The report addresses the … Read more

Mental health services will face increased pressures due to lack of new funding in Budget 2024

Mental Health Reform welcomes the allocation of an additional €75.2M for mental health in Budget 2024 but has expressed concern at the lack of funding for new mental health services.  The Government has allocated between €13M – €14M for the development of new measures in mental health. There has been no increase in development funding … Read more

Over 60 leaders call on the Taoiseach to fund under-resourced mental health services

Over 60 prominent leaders have signed an open letter calling on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar to prioritise funding for the voluntary and community mental health sector in the upcoming budget. The letter, published by Mental Health Reform and its member organisations, urges the Government to invest an additional €115M in Ireland’s mental health services including €25M … Read more

Job Opportunity – Innovation Programmes Coordinator

Position: Innovation Programmes Coordinator Hours: Full-time (37 hours per week) Start date: Immediate Location: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7. MHR operates a hybrid working policy. 1. Position summary This position sits in the Innovation Team. The role has responsibility for shaping and delivering MHR’s innovation work. This includes effective project management, ensuring strong monitoring … Read more


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