Portlaoise meeting on mental health

A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Portlaoise next week to discuss mental health and how services can be improved.

A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Portlaoise next week to discuss mental health and how services can be improved.

The meeting is being organised by the Mental Health Reform and will take place on Tuesday, May 22 in the National Learning Network centre on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise from 2pm to 4.30pm.

The Mental Health Reform are asking anyone in the area with an interest in mental health to attend. Mental Health Reform is the national coalition that promotes improved and prioritised mental health services in Ireland, and implementation of the Government’s mental health policy ‘A Vision for Change’. Mental Health Reform wants to hear from anyone with an interest in mental health about their experience of mental health and related services, and how these could be improved.

At the meeting participants will also hear about Mental Health Reform’s recently launched ‘Agenda for Action’ that proposes clear steps to guide ‘A Vision for Change’ to completion.

“Mental Health Reform have noted that the target deadline for full implementation of ‘A Vision for Change’ is 2016 and that to date progress has been torturously slow,” said a statment.

The group has urged the Government to make the next four years count to improve services.

As numbers are limited, people are asked to confirm their attendance by calling 01 612 1422 or by emailing RSVP@mentalhealthreform.ie.