Budget allocation of €55M for mental health signals Government has heard public concern

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today welcomed the allocation of an additional €55M to mental health for the development of new services announced in Budget 2019 yesterday, while cautioning that the funding must result in increased capacity for frontline mental health services. Director of Mental Health Reform, Shari McDaid, has … Read more

Blog: How much would you pay for good mental health?

€900M – that’s what we currently spend on dedicated, public mental health services in Ireland. It sounds like a big number and a lot of money, but is it too much, or not nearly enough to provide adequate mental health care for everyone in Ireland? It’s an important question as we head into the budget announcement … Read more

End the decades of neglect: Invest in mental health in Budget 2019

Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to end the decades of neglect of mental healthcare by investing in mental health in Budget 2019. Mental health services in Ireland are now so far behind that despite investment in new services of €210M between 2012 and 2018, the system still cannot cope with the amount of … Read more


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