Press Release

Minister O’Malley launches Schizophrenia Ireland’s handbook ‘Discover the Road Ahead’ : Support and Guidance for Everyone Affected by Schizophrenia in Limerick

Mr Tim O’Malley T.D., Minister for State at the Department of Health and Children today (Thursday 4th May) launched Schizophrenia Ireland’s handbook ‘Discover the Road Ahead’ : Support and Guidance for Everyone Affected by Schizophrenia. This launch, in Limerick, is one of a number of events that is being held around the country to launch this Handbook.

‘Discover the Road Ahead’ : Support and Guidance for Everyone Affected by Schizophrenia is an initiative of Schizophrenia Ireland designed to offer support to anyone who has been affected by schizophrenia or psychosis and has been written by people who have first hand experience of coping with schizophrenia.

The Minister welcomed the launch of the handbook and took the opportunity to “acknowledge the importance and value of the work of Schizophrenia Ireland in highlighting and responding to the needs of those in our society who suffer from schizophrenia.

The Minister paid tribute to everyone involved in the work of Schizophrenia Ireland and said that he believed “the services it provides are of real practical value to the many families affected by mental illness”.

The Minister noted the recently-published report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy – “A Vision for Change”- which outlines an exciting vision of the future for mental health services in Ireland and sets out a framework for action to achieve it over the next 7-10 years. The Report has been accepted by Government as the basis for the future development of mental health policy