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Budget 2024 was high on rhetoric but very low on impact – Hogan

Independent councillor Paul Hogan has described the recently announced implications of Budget 2024 as “high on rhetoric, low on impact” and a “damp squib for many families who were expecting something better”.

Demand for mental health services increased following the pandemic – Vhi

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New data released by Vhi has found a 15 per cent increase in the number of its members accessing private psychiatric care in 2022, compared to the pre-pandemic period of 2019. Vhi paid out over €73.6 million in claims for private psychiatric claims in 2022, a significant increase on the pre-pandemic figure of €66.5 million in 2019.

Jigsaw call for youth mental health services funding in wake of “most demanding year”

Jigsaw, the leading youth mental health charity, has warned that the double-whammy of lack of funding and increasing demand is contributing to Ireland’s mental health support services being more stretched than ever before.

Pieta’s prevention helpline received over 99,000 calls and texts last year, charity’s annual report reveals

Pieta, Ireland’s national suicide prevention charity, has released its annual report for last year, showing that during 2022 Pieta received over 99,000 crisis calls and texts, provided over 51,300 therapy hours free of charge and over 670 households were directly supported by Pieta’s Suicide Bereavement Liaison team.

Government must acknowledge changes needed relating to mental health services – MEP Maria Walsh

The Government must acknowledge the changes needed in healthcare services and policies in all sectors if we are to truly care for, protect and discuss the mental health of Irish citizens.

Most patients seeking in-patient mental health care are admitted on same day, Health Forum is told

Most patients requiring in-patient mental health care are admitted to the acute adult mental health unit in Galway on the day they “need to be admitted”, HSE West management confirmed this week.

Don’t compare your relationship to what you see on social media, mental health charity advises

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has said it expects to see an increase in the number of people signing up for its free support group on relationships during Valentine’s week. The charity stated that Valentine’s week is a time where many people celebrate their love and post about how happy they are on social media, but that it can also bring issues or cracks in relationships to the surface.

Mental health services that empower young people a necessity - Kerrane

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Local Sinn Féin Deputy, Claire Kerrane, has called for cross-party support for their party’s proposals that would ensure mental health services for children and young people are properly resourced, fully staffed and provide support when and where they are needed.

Mental health charity encourages people doing ‘Dry January’ to upgrade the challenge to ‘One Year No Beer’

National mental health charity Turn2Me is encouraging people doing ‘Dry January’ to upgrade the challenge to ‘One Year No Beer’ – a year of sobriety.

TD calls for urgent changes to children’s mental health services

Sinn Fein TD Mairéad Farrell has called for urgent action to address the continued and damning failures in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) which were identified in a report by the Mental Health Commission.


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