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#Mental Health Reform

# mental-health-reform - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services

Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.

# mental-health-reform - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# mental-health-reform - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told

There are 6,000 children waiting for primary care psychology appointments, the Dáil was told today.

# mental-health-reform - Friday 10 June, 2016

Mental health: 'Shocking' report finds patients secluded for two days at a time

Seclusion is a standard practice in mental health treatments, but should be used “as a last resort only”.

# mental-health-reform - Thursday 28 April, 2016

What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally

Advocates are aiming to keep the issue on the agenda.

# mental-health-reform - Thursday 21 January, 2016

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing

Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.

# mental-health-reform - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

What's your mental health life saver? This group wants to know

The Mental Health Reform are calling for community mental health services to be available around the clock, seven days a week.

# mental-health-reform - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'

The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.

# mental-health-reform - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts Notanaprilfools

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.

# mental-health-reform - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: People using mental health services should be active participants in their own care

We need recovery-oriented services for mental health which involves the input not just of doctors, but of the individual and the community, writes Dr Shari McDaid.

# mental-health-reform - Friday 20 September, 2013

The majority of mental health staffing posts have been filled, says minister

Minister James Reilly said many of this year’s applicants are in the final stages of the recruitment process.

# mental-health-reform - Thursday 12 September, 2013

TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'

Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.

# mental-health-reform - Monday 19 August, 2013

Column: A cultural shift is needed to properly address mental health problems

The Mental Health Reform’s pre-budget campaign, being launched today, outlines what changes are needed to provide proper psychological support to those in need, writes Orla Barry.

# mental-health-reform - Friday 7 September, 2012

Mental Health Reform ‘do not trust’ that posts will be delivered in 2012

Approximately 50-60 people protested outside Government Buildings at lunchtime today, in response to proposed cuts to mental health services.