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# Vision for Change

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Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services
The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.
Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled
Some €70 million in funding was announced over 2015-2016.
Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year
Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.
Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'
The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.
Want to tell the HSE what you think of mental health services? Now's your chance
The first of a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings will take place in Dublin next week.
Mental health posts unfilled, while 413 children wait on appointments
Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil’s Colm Keaveney shows that 24 posts have been filled out of 79 specifically allocated for children.
Traveller suicide rate 'six times higher than settled community' - conference
A national conference on Travellers and mental health hears that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of all deaths among Travellers.