Thursday, 24 November 2011

A message from Mental Health Reform

We need your help. Today's newspapers claim that Minister for Health James Reilly is considering to cut the mental health budget by €35 million. This would mean a complete collapse of the system.

To make sure this does not happen, we need your help!

Email your local TDs to tell them what you think about these proposed cuts - we have set up a template on our website

Call your local TDs and visit their constituency clinics to tell them what a cut to the mental health services in your area would mean for you. All their details can be found on

Tweet, facebook and forward this email to all your friends to let them know that we need their help to prevent any more cuts to the mental health budget. Ask them to email, call and visit their TDs too.

Call Joe Duffy on 01-2082984, 01-2083264, 01-2083263, 01-2083438 and let them know what cuts would mean to you.

Thanks for everything you do!

Your Mental Health Reform Team

PS: Over 5,000 people have signed our petition to Fight for Mental Health so far, we will collect again this Saturday and present all signatures to Minister Lynch next week.

Monday, 14 November 2011

A message from Mental Health Reform about Dublin Consultative Meeting

Dublin Consultative Meeting

Mental Health Reform cordially invite you to a consultation meeting on community mental health services on December 1st, 2011 at 6.30 pm in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2. Please extend this invitation to anyone with an interest in mental health services - in particular we are seeking the views of service users and family members.

This meeting aims to develop a shared understanding among citizens about good quality, community-based mental health services, and the role these play in promoting good mental health.

Community-based mental health services reduce the incidence of suicide as well as reducing admissions to hospital. In these economically strained times, it is vital that people have easy access to community mental health services.

The meetings will be addressed by expert speakers and will provide a forum for honest debate on what a quality mental health service looks like. Please extend this invitation to anyone with an interest in mental health - particularly services users and family members.

As numbers are limited, please confirm your attendance by calling Christine on(01) 612 1422 or by emailing

Yours sincerely,

Natalie Buhl

Communications and Campaigns Officer

085 744 6696

Mental Health Reform

6-9 Trinity Street

Dublin 2

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