June 29, 2015

Mental Health

Row over staffing of CUH unit closer to resolution

Irish Examiner, 29-June-2015

The debate over nursing numbers that has delayed the opening a €15 million acute psychiatric unit at Cork University Hospital by six months, looks close to resolution.


Only 24/7 mental health care will halt crisis in emergency departments

Irish Independent, 27-Jun-2015

The 2006 mental health policy, “A Vision for Change” proposed that each adult community Mental Health Team have 24/7 multidisciplinary crisis intervention. This service has not happened, writes Sara Burke.

Drive for healthy public sector work practices

Irish Examiner, 24-June-2015

The Department of Health has launched a new campaign to encourage healthier welling being and work practices in the public.


Eolas offers integrated, innovative map of mental health services

The Irish Times, 23-June-2015

A new programme had been launched for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, which involves them and their families in their own treatment and support.



Suicide prevention plan misses out on crucial early years

Irish Independent, 26-Jun-2015

Early infancy years need to be considered when addressing suicide prevention, writes Dr Paul D’Alton, President of the Psychological Society of Ireland.


'Our happiness is being destroyed by cyberbullying'

Irish Examiner, 25-June-2015

Taoiseach Enda Kenny outlined the dangers that online cyberbully posses to children and young people's mental well being at the launch of the new suicide prevention strategy.


Government launches 'evidence-based' strategy to reduce suicide by 10pc

Independent.ie, 24-June-2015

The Government has launched an ‘evidence-based’ strategy, 'Connecting for Life',  to reduce suicide in Ireland by 10pc over the next five years.


Pieta House & CIF launch 'Mind Our Workers' campaign aimed at helping to reduce suicide in construction

Irish Building, 22-Jun-2015

The Construction Industry Federation and Pieta House have launched a new campaign aimed at creating awareness of suicide and mental health throughout the construction industry.