Just 29 per cent of service users said they had a good experience of HSE mental health services overall. Illustration: iStock

High levels of dissatisfaction with mental health services provided by the HSE among users and their families and carers are revealed in two surveys p(...)

Anne Foley: “If you have money you can buy a psychiatrist or a psychologist, or you can buy services for your child if they need them.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Anne Foley (54) describes feeling “absolutely worthless” in a hospital emergency department when her mood so low she could hardly speak. Having told (...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy claimed the Government played with the mental health figures in last year’s budget and was doing so again this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has insisted that budget funding commitments on mental health are accurate, as the Government was accused of “playing with(...)

Mental Health Reform director Dr Shari McDaid. Photograph: Alan Betson

The majority of mental health service users do not know how to complain about the treatment they receive, according to a new study. The pilot study o(...)

Report finds service providers often not trained or aware of the specific issues homeless people face. Photograph: iStock

Homeless people with mental health difficulties are often turned away from hospital emergency departments “because they don’t have an address”, accord(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee TD  receives a petition of almost 12,00 signatures from Shari McDaid ,  calling for the delivery of 24/7  crisis mental health services across Ireland. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Plans to develop out-of-hours access to mental health services for people in emotional distress have been welcomed by campaigners. Minister of Stat(...)

After last week’s budget, Minister for Health Simon Harris told a briefing that €35 million in new services would be ‘initiated’ in 2017, in accordance with a commitment by the Government. ‘As in previous years, projects initiated in 2017 will not be completed in that calendar year.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The Government has been accused of another u-turn on mental funding after it emerged that not all the €35 million in additional funding pledged in th(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

The figures show a 20% rise in tribunal-related payments, from €6.4m in 2010 to €7.7m last year. Photographs: Getty Images/The Irish Times

Lawyers, psychiatrists and lay people have been paid more than €42 million for reviewing decisions to involuntarily detain mental health patients in h(...)

Former Console  chief executive  Paul Kelly: He and his wife Patricia were connected to 12 companies, according to the Company Registration Office. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Console’s former chief executive Paul Kelly and his wife Patricia were connected to 12 companies, according to the Company Registration Office (CRO).(...)

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