What We Do

What We Do

At Mental Health Ireland, our aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all individuals and communities and to support people with lived experience of mental health challenges in their recovery, bringing practical expression to national policy objectives.

Mental Health Ireland was founded in 1966 on the recommendation of the Commission on Mental Illness. Today, we are a leading provider of mental health promotion in the voluntary sector.

Mental Health Ireland has been an innovator in the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing in Ireland for almost half a century.

We are now at the point of refocusing our mission and regenerating our activity to support our new vision; for an Ireland where mental health is valued as being an essential part of personal wellbeing and the health of the nation.

Mental Health Ireland will lead the way in informing Irish society’s understanding of mental health and fostering a culture where people with mental health difficulties are respected and supported.

Our network of Mental Health Associations promote positive mental health and support people with mental health difficulties within their own communities.

Mission

The mission of Mental Health Ireland is as follows:
Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities, and through our network of Mental Health Associations, we support people who experience mental health difficulties on their journey of recovery.

Vision

Our vision is:
Mental Health Ireland’s vision is for an Ireland where mental health is valued as being an essential part of personal wellbeing and the health of the nation.
Mental Health Ireland will lead the way in informing Irish society’s understanding of mental health and fostering a culture where people with mental health difficulties are respected and supported.

Values

Our values and beliefs underpin everything we do:
  • We believe that everyone is entitled to inclusion in society and opportunity for personal fulfilment;
  • We believe in the right of everyone to be treated with dignity, respect and equality;
  • We believe in the right of those experiencing mental health difficulties to be supported in their recovery;
  • We are committed to transparency in our work and compliance with the highest ethical standards.

To Support us Please Donate by Cheque, Paypal or Text ‘MHI’ to 50300 to Donate €4.

Your donation could give someone hope and let them know they are not alone. With your help we can be there for everyone who needs us. Thank you for your support.
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Training

Our workshops aim to help you understand mental health and wellbeing and to be aware of some of the factors that can affect mental health. We also explore some of the ways mental health and wellbeing can be fostered, supported and enhanced as an individual, in the community and in workplaces.

We facilitate workshops across Ireland for groups in the workplace and in community settings. At the moment we provide workshops for over 18s only.

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Education

Mental Health Ireland are delighted to partner with University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Galway and Dublin City University to offer three certificate courses in Mental Health.

The courses explore mental health in community settings (UCC), peer support in mental health (DCU) and the importance of mental health promotion in a number of settings (NUIG).

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Campaigns

Mental Health Ireland have a number of mental health and wellbeing campaigns we are involved with including the arts, sports and recreation, schools and community projects.

To find out more about how you can bring our campaigns to your community please click below.

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Fundraising

We would love to hear from you if you would like to fundraise in aid of Mental Health Ireland.

If you are unsure of what you might like do as your fundraiser please get in touch and we are more than happy to help you find something you will enjoy doing whilst raising much needed funds.

Your donation will give someone hope and let them know they are not alone. With your help we can be there for everyone who needs us.

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Mental Health Associations

Mental Health Ireland has over 30 Mental Health Associations throughout communities in Ireland.

They are all run by volunteers from within the community, including mental health professionals, service users and family members, who provide a range of supports for people with mental health conditions.

To learn more about our Mental Health Associations click the link below.

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