Publication of “The role of the Third Sector in eMental Health innovation and service provision in Ireland”

The eMEN Team in Mental Health Reform have today published the latest briefing document entitled “The role of the Third Sector in eMental Health innovation and service provision in Ireland”. This second briefing was prepared as a follow-up to the eMEN international seminar on ‘eMental health:  Opportunities for the Third Sector?’ held in Dublin on … Read more

Mental Health Services & Supports During COVID-19

With the recent efforts being made nationally and internationally in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to highlight available mental health services and supports. Minding our mental health, as well as physical health, is very important at times like this. Many members of Mental Health Reform have been proactive in finding ways to make … Read more

Another successive year when mental health gets a lower proportion of the overall funding

Yesterday, December 18th, the Government approved the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2020. It appears this includes increased staff for mental health services. Mental Health Reform are currently waiting clarification from the HSE and Minister Jim Daly T.D., on how many  staff will be allocated and what mental health services will receive development funding. In … Read more

My Voice Matters: Reports show people with mental health difficulties and their families are not receiving services in line with national policy

Today, Mental Health Reform launched the findings of two national surveys into people’s experience of HSE mental health services. The My Voice Matters reports, launched by John Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission, include a report on the experience of 1,188 service users and a report on the experience of 786 family members, … Read more

Mental Health Reform dismayed by increase in physical restraint in in-patient mental health services

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has today reacted in dismay following a report by the Mental Health Commission which indicates the widespread use of seclusion and physical restraint in in-patient mental health services across Ireland. The Commission’s report found that seclusion was used in 42% of approved centres and physical restraint … Read more


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