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2018 Pre-budget submission: Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in Budget 2018

The External Affairs and Policy department of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland submitted the following to the Department of Finance in advance of the 2018 Budget. The mission of the College is to promote excellence in the practice of Psychiatry. The College, formed in 2009, is the professional and training body for psychiatrists in […]

‘Lid must be lifted’ on Financial Abuse of vulnerable adults

The National Safeguarding Committee (NSC) has kicked off a nationwide public awareness campaign to encourage greater vigilance among the State, Financial and Nursing Home sectors as well as among family members and carers to root out Financial Abuse of vulnerable people. The College of Psychiatrists fully supports the campaign as a member of the NSC. […]

‘Mental health is a class issue. With money you can buy help’

Funding falls far short of international norms, says College of Psychiatrists. This article was published in the Irish Times on 14th October 2017 Anne Foley (54) describes feeling “absolutely worthless” in a hospital emergency department when her mood so low she could hardly speak. Having told a doctor she could “no longer live this life”, she […]

Budget shows lack of commitment, vision and real concern for the mental health of the nation

Goverment accused of ‘misleading public’ on mental health budget. €20m of the €35m announced in Budget 2018 was ‘already promised’ in 2017 This article was written by Sarah Burns and published in the Irish Times on October 11th, 2017 An umbrella group for mental health agencies says the Government has “failed to deliver promised funding for […]

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