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

Government inaction could damage public trust in mental health services

Mental Health Reform calls for an additional €25M for voluntary and community providers in Budget 2024 to address crisis in youth mental health Mental Health Reform has criticised the Government for its complacent response to the crisis in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The Mental Health Commission’s recent reports for each of the … Read more

Coalition Conversations Biographies

Panelists Sarah Hughes, Mental Health Programme Manager, Union of Students in Ireland Sarah Hughes is the Mental Health Programme within the Union of Students in Ireland. Sarah works directly on any mental health research projects within the organisation and works alongside Government Executives such as the HSE to create positive change and ensure students’ mental … Read more

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Heads of Bill to Amend the Mental Health Act 2001

12 October 2022 – Mental Health Reform, today, welcomes the publication of the pre-legislative scrutiny report on the draft Heads of Bill to amend the Mental Health Act and thanks the Committee for its important work. The report contains 19 recommendations from the Sub-Committee on Mental Health to inform the reform of the Mental Health … Read more

Information for Attendees

Online Attendees The conference will take place on 31st March from 9.30am – 1.00pm.  If you are viewing the conference online, please register on Eventbrite.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants via email in advance of the event. In-Person Attendees The conference will take place in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Civic … Read more

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker Mary Butler, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler is Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People. She is a TD representing the Waterford Constituency. In the 32nd Dáil, Mary served as Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for … Read more

Conference Agenda

                 Mental Health Reform’s 10th Anniversary Conference Agenda   MC: Dil Wickremasinghe, Broadcaster and Journalist 9.00 – 9.30 Registration/ Arrival 9.30 – 9.35 Welcome Fiona Coyle, CEO, Mental Health Reform 9.35 – 9.50  Launch of ‘Brave New Connections Report: Resetting the Non- Profit Voluntary and Community Sector After the Pandemic’ Dominika … Read more

Annual Report 2019 Launch

Today, we launch our Annual Report 2019. Last year saw many developments in the work of the national coalition to improve mental health services and supports for everyone in Ireland. Some of the key highlights from 2019: 4 new Members 16 letters to Ministers My Voice Matters publications roll-out of 7 day adult services €39M … Read more

Light a Candle of HOPE 2020

On May 4th, the team behind the Walk of HOPE invited everyone to light a candle as a sign of support, strength and solidarity with all those who have experienced mental health difficulties, their supporters and mental health workers. The Walk of HOPE was set up by a group of mothers who had lost members … Read more


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