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Mental Health Ireland Annual Conference 2014 - Supporting Recovery

The Mental Health Ireland Annual Conference 2014 will take place from the 23rd of May until the 25th of May at the Castleroy Hotel in Limerick. 

Key note speakers include Paddy McGowan, recently appointed Interim Head of Service User, Family Member and Carer Engagement on the new HSE National Mental Health Management Team; Professor Agnes Higgins, Associate Professor in Mental Health and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD, a strong advocate for Recovery and Seán Megahey, Director of Services with HAIL - the Housing Association for Integrated Living, with new perspectives on support in housing

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Certificate in Mental Health in the Community

Adult Continuing Education at UCCMental Health Ireland announces a new mental health education programme which will be begin in March 2014 in Cork. 

UCC in association with Mental Health Ireland has developed a new and innovative Certificate programme in response to an increased awareness of mental health and mental health challenges in recent times. The first programme will begin in March 2014 in UCC. It is planned to deliver the programme in other centres nationally later this year.

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How to bounce back with an emotional suit of armour

Linda Thorpe Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland talks to Kathy Donaghy in The Independent about emotional resilience. Seet the article here


Dublin - Public Meeting on Mental Health Services

Mental Health Reform, the national coalition that promotes improved mental health services in Ireland, invites people in the Dublin area with an interest in mental health services to a public meeting on quality mental health services from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on Thursday 17th of April. The meeting will be held at the Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.

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About Mental Health Ireland

Welcome to Mental Health IrelandMental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with 104 local Mental Health Associations (MHAs) and branches throughout the country. The membership includes mental health professionals and lay people who provide care, support and friendship for the mentally ill.  Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.

People who have good mental health:

  • Feel good about themselves
  • Feel comfortable with other people
  • Are able to meet the demands of life

Why should the average young person be concerned about mental illness and know about mental health? 

Here are just two facts:

  • One person in every three attending the family doctor has a mental health aspect to the medical problem
  • Of those who live to 65 – one in nine will spend some time in mental health care

As a member of the general public it is highly desirable that you should learn as much as you can about the importance of mental health and recognise and deal with causes of stress and other factors leading to mental breakdown. 

Remember that sometime in your life, you, a member of your family or a friend could become mentally ill and your understanding and help could be of tremendous support.

Moving Office

Mental Health Ireland have relocated  to:

2 Marine Terrace,

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin. 




Mental Health Ireland is not a crisis support service and this website is an information and signposting resource.

If you, or someone you know, needs support, someone to talk to or is in crisis; please see our 'Help' section.

MHI Upcoming Events


22.04.2014 15:30 - 17:00
Bray MHA Social Club


23.04.2014 10:30 - 12:30
Wicklow MHA Social Club


23.04.2014 18:30 - 20:30
Dalkey Table Tennis Club


25.04.2014 18:00 - 20:00
Dun Laoghaire MHA Social Club


29.04.2014 15:30 - 17:00
Bray MHA Social Club

Donate to MHI

If you wish to help Mental Health Ireland then please make a donation using the button below - Thank you!

Job Announcement - Clinical Team Leader Mayo

Mayo Youth Mental Health Project, in conjunction with Mental Health Ireland and the HSE West.

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Mental Health Tribunal Research

Have you attended a Mental Health Tribunal?Would you be willing to talk about your experiences?

Jennifer Brown from DCU is doing research on mental health tribunals and is looking for volunteers to talk about their experiences.

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