Mental Health

Mental Health concerns everybody and each one of us should be facilitated in so far as possible in achieving and maintaining optimum mental health so that we can reach our full potential.

There is a commitment in the Programme for Government to accelerate the pace of change to develop a modern, patient-centred, and recovery orientated mental health service.

The implementation of A Vision for Change remains a priority for the Government.  We are committed, in particular, to reforming our model of delivery so that more and better quality mental health care is delivered in the community.  Read more here.

Find out about the Mental Health Commission.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) provides a wide range of community and hospital based mental health services in Ireland for both adults and children, and these services have seen dramatic changes and developments over the past twenty years.  These changes continue, as we move from the hospital model to providing more care in communities and in clients’ own homes.

These mental health awareness campaigns (www.letsomeoneknow.ie and www.yourmentalhealth.ie have been developed by the National Office for Suicide Prevention  as part of the Your Mental Health awareness campaign, which aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland. Find out what we are doing about suicide prevention here.

This National Stigma Reduction Campaign http://www.seechange.ie/ (established in 2010), is working to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.