May 29, 2015
Minister of State for Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch has been heavily criticised for her handling of an ongoing industrial dispute at Cork University Hospital (CUH) that has resulted in the new €15 million psychiatric care unit lying dormant.
Medical Independent, 28-May-2015
The latest batch of reports from the Inspector of Mental Health Services has highlighted a series of problems, ranging from outdated premises and prescribing issues, to the privacy and dignity of patients. Zach Kelly reports.
Tipperary Star, 28-May-2015
Peg Hanafin writes about the newly formed ‘Men’s Shed’ organisation and the need for greater emphasis on developing emotional supports to allow men to discuss mental health issues in a free and open environment.
Irish Independent, 27-May-2015
Professor Patricia Casey of the Mater Hospital in Dublin has outlined her concerns on how the national shortage of junior doctors in psychiatry will affect patient safety.
Woman’s Way, 26-May-2015
It’s estimated that up to 200,000 people in Ireland may have an eating disorder. Barry Murphy from Bodywhys talks about some of the signs that a child or adolescent may display if they have an eating disorder.
Ten staff at the acute psychiatric unit in Galway University Hospital have started industrial action as a result of concerns about staffing levels at the facility.
Irish Examiner, 26-May-2015
Caroline Allen talks about the current approach being taken to men's mental health and wellbeing.
A major review of current mental health legislation proposes to end the administration of ECT to unwilling patients and give patients a stronger voice in their treatment.
Dungarvan Leader, 29-May-2015
A 50km mental health awareness cycle through mid county Waterford has raised €12,000 for the suicide awareness charity, Suicide or Survive (SOS).
The charity has voiced it's concern about the “scale and complexity of mental health issues for children” with 20,000 contacts directly related to pyscho-social and mental health issues.