Friday, 22 June 2012

Gateway June Members Letter 2012

June 2012 Newsletter

Prime Time Programme on ECT

Edel McAlister, Prime Time, is researching a programme on ECT and changes to the law.

They are looking for people to talk to - people who have a view they wish to express; people who have had bad or good experiences of ECT or family members.

Please feel free to pass on Edel's mobile number to interested people who'd like to know more or be involved - 0877425305.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

WRAP Session - Thursday 21st at 4.00pm.

There will be an information session on the upcoming WRAP in Gateway drop in at 4.00pm this Thursday. Come along and find out if WRAP is for you.

More about Mary Ellen Copeland here.

 Mary Ellen Copeland Part 1
Mary Ellen Copeland Part 2

Friday, 15 June 2012

Mental Health Commission Consultation

The Mental Health Commission is 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 aim to reduce the use of seclusion and physical restraint in approved centres. All actions included in the strategy were informed by international good practice initiatives. A copy of the knowledge review which informed the strategy is attached. A consultation document which includes the 18 actions and a series of questions designed to elicit views is also attached.

Feedback can be submitted by email or by post to
Mental Health Commission, Standards & Quality Assurance Division,
St Martin’s House,
Waterloo Road,
Dublin 4.

Please circulate details of the consultation to anyone you think may be interested. Information on the consultation is also available on the Commission’s website

If you have any questions on this, please contact me by email or by telephone on (01) 6362469.

Kind Regards,
Derek Beattie Derek Beattie Project Officer Standards and Quality Assurance Division Mental Health Commission St Martin's House Waterloo Road Dublin 4 Ph: +353 (1) 636 2469 Fax:+353 (1) 636 2440 Email:

Gateway June 2012 Schedule

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Ken Jue - InShape Physical Health & Mental Health Programme

Ken Jue will be in Dublin next week and will present on his InShape Physical Health & Mental Health Programme at a Morning Workshop at Bewley’s Airport Hotel on Friday, June 22nd from (9.30am -Registration to 1.00pm). Ann Sheridan of UCD will also present on the Supported Socialisation ProjectWe will also have a presentation by Gemma Strachan on the innovative GP Exercise Prescribing Programme.

This workshop will be of interest to Mental Health Professionals, Service Users & Carers, Primary Care colleagues and NGO Partners. I would appreciate it if you could circulate this email and the link below to other colleagues who may wish to attend.

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