EMS News

Report Published to Inform Development of Ireland’s National Mental Health Policy

As part of on-going work to measure the impact of the implementation of Sharing the Vision, Ireland’s national mental health policy, the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler…

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Advice

Lack of Specialist Counsellors in Secondary Education ‘An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem’

A pilot government scheme that will see specialist counsellors working in primary schools across the country is insufficient and must be expanded to secondary education, an Oireachtas committee heard. Professor…

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EMS News

New National Forensic Mental Health Service Opened

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and…

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EMS News

Ring-Fenced Funding for Eating Disorder Supports Announced

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, has announced that funding will be ring-fenced for the development of eating disorder services and supports as part of…

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Potential ‘Tsunami’ of Mental Health Issues Among Older People Identified

An examination of psychiatric referrals to an emergency department during Covid-19 has raised concerns about mental health issues in older people, aged 65 and older, with some doctors warning that…

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COVID 19

New Research Shows Impact of Pandemic on Elderly Mental Health

Older people faced the greatest restrictions associated with the pandemic, with many advised to ‘shield’ from the outside world which had an impact on elderly mental health. A new qualitative…

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COVID 19

Quarter of Irish people Say Mental Health Deteriorated During Pandemic

A new RCSI MyHealth virtual series aims to empower people to live well during and after COVID-19 as a quarter of Irish people say that their mental health deteriorated during…

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EMS News

Mental Health at Work

by :  Morra Aarons-Mele Alyssa Mastromonaco is no stranger to tough conversations: she served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations under President Obama, was an executive at…

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