Missing the Tide

Guest Blog by Dr John Owens, former Chairperson of the Mental Health Commission, on the implementation of the National Mental Health Policy Document – Vision for Change.

My Experience of Mental Health Services in Ireland

Mental Health Reform is not a crisis support service. If you need support now, contact Samaritans on 1850 60 90 90 or Console’s 1Life helpline 1800 247 100 It is difficult to start writing about an experience so personal, let alone when factoring in stigma and the nature of the experience, which was alienating and … Read more

Accountability and investment needed to reform mental health services

Greater accountability and investment is urgently needed to deliver reform of mental health services, the Irish Mental Health Coalition (IMHC) warned today at the fifth anniversary of A Vision for Change. The government’s policy for the radical overhaul of mental health services, A Vision for Change, was launched in 2006 and pledged delivery within a … Read more


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