17 Oct 14
New Fraternity Launched for Safer Healthcare Everywhere


Brussels, October 15 2014

The Irish Patients' Association today launched the Pact for Patient Safety at the European Parliament with the participation of the European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Ombudsman. 

Supported by more than 20 patient associations throughout Europe, and representing hundreds of thousands of patients, the Pact for Patient Safety establishes ...

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29 Jan 14
Research into Mental Health Tribunals - Call for Service User Participants


Have you attended a Mental Health Tribunal?  Would you be willing to talk about your experiences?

For more information click on the link below or contact Jennifer Brown on 087 3343848.


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7 Oct 13
Communities and Mental Health Services Working Together Towards Social Inclusion

This event will take place in Ballyfermot Library on Wednesday 16 October, 10.00 am to 1.30 pm. Continue reading

7 Oct 13
Free Online Course on Mental Health


This course is being offered as a celebration of World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2013.  It was developed at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and aims to buld awareness and understanding about mental health issues both locally and globally.  The course seeks to bring a wide range of people together from across the globe in a shared conversation about building ...

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11 Jun 13
Public meeting about Mental Health Services - Balbriggan

Mental Health Reform is holding a public meeting on mental health services in Balbriggan, North Co. Dublin. The meeting will discuss good quality mental health services and a recovery approach. The meeting will be held from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on:

Thursday 20th June in Hamilton Hall, Balbriggan Town Hall. 

Mental Health Reform is the national coalition that promotes ...
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14 May 13
Public Meeting on Mental Health Services - Castlebar

When:    Wednesday 29th May 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue:   Room SR25, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Main GMIT Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Mental Health Reform wants to hear from anyone with an interest in mental health about their experience of mental health and related services. We will also share our perspective on what a good quality mental ...

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8 Apr 13
Mental Health Public Meetings April- Dublin and Wexford


Mental Health Reform invites people in the Dublin and Wexford areas with an interest in mental health services to attend public meetings to discuss good quality mental health services and a recovery approach. The meetings will be held from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on:

Wednesday 10th of April at the Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Monday 29th ...

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18 Feb 13
Vacancy - Eolas Project Worker


The EOLAS Project is a peer and clinician led programme which delivers a Mental Health Information and Learning Programme for people with severe mental health difficulties and their families and friends. The programme is implemented collaboratively by service users, clinical practitioners, voluntary organisations and adult mental health services.

The EOLAS Project is currently recruiting a Project Worker to take responsibility ...

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23 Oct 12
Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare - Survey on Compassionate Healthcare


Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare  -  survey on compassionate healthcare. ISQSH are looking for respondents  who have been an inpatient at some stage over the last few years. 

The survey can be completed online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KR9QWJ9 All respondents will remain anonymous.

 The survey may also be accessed through our Facebook page https://www ...

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11 Oct 12
Don't Drop the Ball on Mental Health


Mental Health Reform are running a pre-budget campaign entitled "Don't drop the Ball on Mental Health". NSUE as a member of Mental Health Reform would like to make all our members aware this campaign.

The “Don’t Drop the Ball” petition asks the Government to keep the promises they made in the Programme for Government and to continue investing ...

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27 Sep 12
SAMPLES - Discussions and events around representation of mental health


Dylan Tighe presents SAMPLES, a series of discussions and events exploring the influences, sources and themes of his project RECORD. These events aim to explore and shift consciousness around the representation of mental health.

Events take place between Friday, 5th October and Sunday, 7th October 2012. Full details can be downloaded from the attached document.

For enquiries relating to the ...

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13 Sep 12
NSUE Senior Operations Officer

The National Service Users Executive was established as part of National Mental Health Policy, “A Vision for Change”. Its mandate is to represent the views of those who use mental health services and their family/friends at all levels of mental health service delivery. We are now seeking to recruit a Senior Operations Officer to further develop the work of ... Continue reading

27 Aug 12
Patient Safety Champions - Expressions of Interest

Patients Safety Champions Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from individuals for participation in a network of patients, services users and family members who wish to become champions in advancing patient safety in health care settings in Ireland. Regional information meetings, followed by regional workshops will be used to recruit a group of Patient safety champions who are willing to ... Continue reading

18 Jul 12
Vision For Change - 6th Report of the Independent Monitoring Group


The sixth annual report of the Indpendent Monitoring Group on a Vision for Change - the Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy was published on 17th July 2012.

The Report welcomes the development of the National Mental Health Programme Plan (Clinical Programmes), the continued closure of unfit for purpose facilities in favour of modern community based approaches, the ...

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17 Jul 12
National Learning Network - Focus Programme


The aim of this one-year programme is to empower participants with experience of mental ill health to achieve greater levels of personal development, community integration and physical and mental well being. The program supports people in clarifying their ongoing vocational or training options using a range of centre based and community based activities.

Modules include Communication skills, coping strategies, managing ... Continue reading

25 Jun 12
Mental Health Commission - Draft Seclusion and Physical Restraint Reduction Strategy


The document attached presents the Mental Health Commission Draft Seclusion and Physical Restraint Reduction Strategy which has been developed having regard to the Commission’s mandate to “promote, encourage and foster the establishment and maintenance of high standards and good practices in the delivery of mental health services and to take all reasonable steps to protect the interests of persons ...

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25 Jun 12
Interim Report of the Steering Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 – June 2012

At the time of its introduction, the Mental Health Act 2001 was acknowledged as a very significant legislative step in advancing human rights protections for people admitted involuntarily to approved centres in this country. It replaced the Mental Treatment Acts 1945 to 1961 and brought Irish mental health law into compliance with international human rights conventions. While the commencement of ... Continue reading

15 Jun 12
Psychiatric Power - A Personal View by Dr Pat Bracken


DR Pat Bracken, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Centre for Mental Health Care and Recovery in Bantry, Co Cork has recently published the following aritcle entitled: "Psychiatric Power - A Personal View" which may be of interest.



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15 Jun 12
Mental Health Commission Consultation


The Mental Health Commission is today commencing a written consultation exercise on its Draft Seclusion and Physical Restraint Reduction Strategy. The written consultation will run for a period of three months until 12th September 2012.  The Commission will also link in with service user groups to ascertain their views through additional methods.

The draft strategy includes 18 actions that ... Continue reading

7 Jun 12
'Hearing Voices' Event- West Cork - Monday 11th June 2012

'Hearing Voices' Event- West Cork - Monday 11th June 2012


 Date:       Monday 11th June 2012
Time:       2.30pm to 5pm
Venue:     Maritime Hotel, Bantry
 'Hearing Voices' is an event for people who hear voices, their friends, family and carers to 
get together to share experiences and plan for a Hearing Voices Group in West Cork.



West Cork Mental Health Services are ...
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