Mental health advocates call for action two years on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

Two years on from the publication of the Report of the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, a number of organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have called for the report’s recommendations to be implemented in full to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Ireland and help to … Read more

Recruiting: CEO of Mental Health Reform

Chief Executive Officer The Board of Mental Health Reform now seeks a CEO who has the knowledge, skills and experience to build on MHR’s current reputation as an authoritative, consensus voice, and work with the Board to advance the advocacy programme and mobilise public and political support for a step change in the government’s and … Read more

New Members of the National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland

Mental Health Reform are delighted to welcome 3 new organisations to the national coalition for mental health in Ireland: 3Ts, Pavee Point and the Transformative Recovery College. This brings the coalition to 77 members. Looking forward to having an even louder voice in the call to improve mental health services & supports for everyone in … Read more

You can make a difference in mental health services in the Mid-West!

This September, Mental Health Reform will be hosting a series of public consultations in Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary. We want to hear your views on how the mental health services in the Mid-West can be improved. These meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in improving local mental health services however, please … Read more

Mental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for CAMHS

A recent Parliamentary Question by Deputy Pearse Doherty was replied to by the HSE which outlined that 2,440 children and young people across the country are on waiting lists for speicalist mental health services. Mental Health Reform continue to be seriously concerned about the waiting for specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Given … Read more

Laugh Out Loud 2019

Laugh Out Loud 2019 presented an evening of comedy and entertainment. MC Shakara gathered together some of the best local talent in music, performance and comedy for an evening of promoting positive mental health through entertainment. Guests were treated to a red carpet entrance on July 6th, at the GAA Hall in Athy. MC Shakara … Read more

Technology and Student Mental Health

Mental Health Reform and the Union of Students in Ireland hosted a seminar on June 18th, exploring the implications technology has for supporting student’s mental health in third level education. The seminar is part of the eMEN project, an Interreg North West Europe and HSE funded project aiming to improve mental health in Europe through … Read more

Briefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001

Briefing note on reform of the Mental Health Act, 2001 June 2019 What is the Mental Health Act, 2001? The Mental Health Act, 2001 (the Act) is the law in Ireland that must be followed when people go into hospital for mental health care and treatment. The Mental Health Act, 2001 Act sets out: why … Read more

Delay in legislation risks human rights violations

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health in Ireland, has this week launched a campaign calling on the Government to urgently update Ireland’s mental health law in order to protect the basic rights of people with mental health difficulties. Backed by its 74 member organisations, the umbrella group are calling for the immediate … Read more


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