Many people have experienced hope and recovery through the Grow organisation.

As a self-confessed pessimist, I often shy away from hope. I don’t mean that I am sunk in despair – I have no right to be: I’ve had a charmed life, fr(...)

The standards were drawn up following the   chief medical officer’s 2014 report into Portlaoise Hospital Maternity Services which identified problems in the reporting of risk across the health service.

Serious incidents in hospitals will have to be notified by law within 24 hours and a preliminary assessment will have to be completed within five work(...)

‘Contracts are written in complicated language, they need to be simplified,’ Sage said

The current approach to signing contracts for entering nursing homes can be too casual and may even be illegal, support and advocacy for the elderly a(...)

Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lawyers, psychiatrists and others have been paid almost €50 million for reviewing decisions to detain mental health patients in hospitals involuntaril(...)

John Saunders: “These residences are not regulated and yet they provide care to a large number of vulnerable people with mental illness.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Mental Health Commission has again called on the Government to give it powers to regulate community-based care services where an increasing number(...)

Lois Bridge, located in north Co Dublin, is the only dedicated residential facility which treats anorexia, bulimia and binge eating

A new inspection of mental health facilities around Ireland has found two facilities with “high” risk ratings attached to certain areas of their servi(...)

The Mental Health Commission said University Hospital Limerick staff used a PA system to call residents to therapy groups and for the dispensing of medication.

Four bedrooms at an acute psychiatric unit in University Hospital Limerick did not have adequate screening or curtains to ensure residents’ “privacy a(...)

Mental Health Commission chairman John Saunders: children have very specific mental health needs which are not provided for in adult units. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just 6 per cent of mental health units were compliant with staffing regulations last year and an increasing number of children are being placed in uni(...)

“Nobody is helping our child who is literally screaming out for help. I know I’m not alone – there are others in the same boat out there.” Photograph: iStockphoto

Imagine the desperation of being the mother of a 10-year-old boy who “wants to be dead” every single day of his life. Or having to sleep next to your (...)

A survey which found that half of the State’s vulnerable adults have been abused or seen somebody close to them abused is deeply shocking. The Red C s(...)

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