Mental Health Commission

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Press Releases and Media


Mental Health Commission publishes 2016 Annual Report

The continued admission of children and adolescents to adult mental health units remains a totally unacceptable but common feature of mental health care practice in Ireland, according to the Mental Health Commission....

Press Release Date: 07 July 2016

National Safeguarding Committee: Irish public believes abuse of vulnerable adults is widespread

The research, commissioned from Red C by the National Safeguarding Committee, shows widespread public concern that many vulnerable adults are open to and are experiencing physical, emotional, psychological and financial abuse...

Press Release Date: 11 April 2017


Mental Health Commission welcomes the publication of the National Safeguarding Committee’s Strategic Plan

The Mental Health Commission has welcomed the National Safeguarding Committee Strategic Plan which was launched today by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. The Mental Health Commission forms part of the National Safeguarding Committee which aims to promote the rights of adults who may be vulnerable...

Press Release Date: 20 December 2016

Consultation on Draft National Standards for the Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission have today launched a six-week public consultation on new Draft National Standards for Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents...

Press Release Date: 26 September 2016

The Administration of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2014/2015

The use of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in inpatient mental health services remained reasonably stable from 2013 to 2015 with Irish statistics being broadly in line with those from the UK...

Press Release Date: 09 September 2016


Mental Health Commission publishes 2015 Annual Report

Progress made on mental health service provision, but it’s time for a formal review of A Vision for Change, according to the Mental Health Commission which published its 2015 Annual Report and Report of the Inspector of Mental Health Services today...

Press Release Date: 20 June 2016


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