Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tallaght Trialogue Group

Tallaght Trialogue Group meet on the first Tuesday of each month

our new home from the 3rd of April will be room 148 Tallaght Institute Of Technology
from 7-9pm
date to remember are
April 3rd May 1st June 5th July 3rd August 7th September 4th October 2nd November 6th December 4th


alternatively you can ring Stephen or Angela on 01-4940502

or phone - text Berni on 0857827596

Friday, 23 March 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012

Mental Health Reform - Grassroots Forum

Mental Health Reform are looking for nominations to their Grassroots Forum.

Aim and objectives of the Grassroots Forum
The Grassroots Forum is being established to strengthen Mental Health Reform's links with people who have experienced a mental health condition, families and significant others. The Grassroots Forum is being established as a permanent method of participation within the coalition in order to contribute to the formation of policy positions and to assist the coalition in actively engaging stakeholders in its campaigns.

The objectives of the Forum are to:
  • Advise Mental Health Reform on its policy positions;
  • Alert Mental Health Reform to issues arising for people with a mental health condition, their families and significant others;
  • Support media work for Mental Health Reform actions; and
  • Help Mental Health Reform to engage with other people directly affected by mental health conditions.
Activities of the Forum
The policy of MHR is set by its Board; advisory group feedback will be conveyed tot eh Board for consideration. Members of the group will:
  • Attend Forum meetings (3 per year)
  • Alert Mental Health Reform to issues arising for people with mental health condition, their families and significant others.
  • Provide feedback on policy positions and campaign messaging both in person and via email.
  • Assist in planning four regional consultative meetings annually
  • Provide advice on engaging people with fist hand experience of mental health conditions families and other concerned about mental health in Mental Health Reform’s campaigns.
  • Disseminate campaign material and advise on dissemination strategies
  • Attend regional consultative meetings (1 per year)

Members of the Forum will be nominated by Member organisations of Mental Health Reform and will participate as nominees of their organisation. As a member organisation of Mental Health Reform we are invited to nominate one person with direct experience of mental ill health. If you are interested in being nominated please contact Martha on 4965558.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Mental Health Ireland Training 2012

Mental Health Reform Launch of Manifesto

Mental Health Reform laucnhed their Agenda for Action on the March 8th 2012 at 10.00
am in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2.

The Agenda for Action sets out specific key asks of Government in order to modernise the mental health system in Ireland. The Agenda for Action is a direct result of the consultative public meetings, focus groups, and one-to-one interviews with national influencers that Mental Health Reform held throughout 2011. Mental Health Reform Manifesto

Martha Griffin spoke at the event about the Gateway Project. Photos of the event.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Looking globally, legislating locally: the Irish legal capacity bill

Amnesty International Ireland and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway, are jointly hosting a seminar exploring how Ireland can learn from other jurisdictions on legislating for legal capacity. This seminar will examine practical and technical legislative solutions to ensure that Ireland can comply with its obligations under international human rights law, most specifically Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Time: 10.30am to 1.30 pm
Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Where: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2.

•Lana Kerzner (Canadian lawyer specialising in disability law and policy): The Canadian perspective on legal capacity law and supported-decision making
•Anna Nilsson (European expert on legal capacity): Supported decision-making and the Swedish Personal Ombudsman System
•Genevra Richardson (Professor of Law Kings College London): Reflections on legal capacity law in England and Wales and the interface between legal capacity law and mental health law

The seminar will also hear from Irish professionals and experts by experience.

Please note that places are limited so early registration is advised. Please RSVP by Friday 30 March 2012 to or telephone 01 8638313.

The venue is fully accessible. Please notify us of any accessibility requirements.
•Read more about the seminar held on 30 November 2011, Getting it right: Capacity legislation and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
•Read Amnesty International's submission on the new capacity legislation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality.

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