Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response

Mental Health Reform today joined Jigsaw and Mental Heath Ireland to present before the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response, outlining the impact being experienced to the mental health sector in Ireland. During the presentation, Kate Mitchell, Senior Policy & Research Officer, reiterated the need for investment in the mental health sector in light of increased demand for services, the issues facing people in trying to access supports during this time, and the need to address the waiting lists. The Committee were issued with a full submission which was discussed during the meeting, as well as Deputies acknowledging the recent publication of “The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Reform’s Coalition Members”. Also presenting today were two members of the national coalition for mental health,  Dr. Joseph Duffy, CEO of Jigsaw and Martin Rogan, CEO of Mental Health Ireland. Our thanks to the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response for the invitation to contribute to today’s meeting. Resources: 

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