Mental Health Reform Calls on Government to Show Greater Urgency in Response to CAMHS Report

Mental Health Reform welcomes Minister Mary Butler’s response to the Mental Health Commission’s Independent Review of CAMHS and her on-going commitment to reform youth mental health services. The coalition, however, has expressed disappointment at the lack of response from the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, coalition partners and senior government Ministers including the Minister for Health, Stephen … Read more

Mental Health Commission Report Reveals Systemic Deficits in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Mental Health Reform, Ireland’s leading national coalition for mental health, is today responding to the Mental Health Commission’s Independent Review of the provision of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the State. The report reviews CAMHS in the HSE’s nine community healthcare organisations (CHOs) across Ireland. “This report is a stark reflection of … Read more

New housing plan promises key changes for people with mental health difficulties

Mental Health Reform welcomes the publication today of the Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027 Implementation plan. The Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027 places a greater emphasis on independent living and community inclusion. It aims to facilitate disabled people to live independently with the appropriate choices and control over where, how and with whom … Read more

Mental Health Commission report reveals signs of historic underfunding in mental health services

Mental Health Reform is deeply concerned about the findings of the Mental Health Commission’s 2022 annual report, which highlights signs of historic underfunding in Ireland’s mental health services. Commenting on the report, Fiona Coyle, CEO, Mental Health Reform said: “We welcome the publication of the Mental Health Commission’s annual report which provides key insights into … Read more

Local Mental Health Charities Celebrate European Mental Health Week in Merchant’s Quay, Limerick

Mental Health Reform, today, held a Showcase event for its member organisations in Merchants Quay, Limerick to mark European Mental Health Week.  The event was an opportunity for elected representatives to learn about mental health charities in the Mid-West and the positive impact of their work in the voluntary and community sector.  Organisations at the … Read more

Making Mental Health Matter

MHR Launch New Five-Year Strategic Plan at the Mansion House Mental Health Reform, Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health, today launched its new strategic plan 2023 – 2028: ‘Making Mental Health Matter’ in the Mansion House, Dublin. The strategic plan sets the roadmap for the coalition’s work for the next five years. It is … Read more

New mental health report shows radical overhaul needed in mental health services

Investment in community based mental health services and measures to address stigma are among key proposals in a new report published today by TASC, in conjunction with the Brussels based Foundation for European Progressive Studies. The report “Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?” examines and compares mental health services in Ireland, … Read more

We’re Hiring!

Programme Officer Reporting to: Innovation Coordinator  Location: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7  Duration: 1 year (fixed term contract)  Hours: Full -time (37 hours per week)  Salary Range: €30,000 – €40,000 per annum, based on qualifications/experience  About Mental Health Reform:   Mental Health Reform (MHR) is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health. Our vision is … Read more

Guide on Effective Public Consultation Processes for People with Psychosocial Disabilities

Mental Health Reform has developed a guide to provide advice and information on how to consult effectively and inclusively with people with psychosocial disabilities. It is written to ensure that consultation processes by public services are as accessible and inclusive as possible for people who have lived experience of psychosocial disabilities. People who have long-term … Read more

ADM & Mental Health – What’s Changing?

Join us at 10am on Tuesday, 7th of March for an online information session on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and mental health. The event coincides with the 5th anniversary of Ireland ratifying the UNCRPD. We will be hearing from Áine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service (DSS) and Jacqueline Grogan of the … Read more


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