The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland in making this submission would like to emphasise these main themes:
- Parity of funding for mental healthcare with physical healthcare.
- Funding that promotes community care.
- Funding that ensures the proper functioning of primary care and frees out secondary and tertiary care for those who need it.
- Staff recruitment, training and retention.
- Simplification of administrative systems.
- Access on the basis of need not income or geography.