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Hi, and welcome to our latest newsletter. We're delighted to bring you our short new video on Mental Health Reform and what we do. We'll also fill you in on our ongoing campaign on mental health, our upcoming public meeting, and ways you can have your say on mental health. 

Mental Health Reform video
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Mental Health Reform's recovery paper and leaflet
Mental Health Reform Recovery launch 

At the end of April, we launched a report and information leaflet called "Recovery ... what you should expect from a good quality mental health service". It explores the idea of recovery from mental health difficulties. 

For Mental Health Reform, there are five key components that need to be part of recovery-orientated mental health services: partnership, listening, hope, choice and social inclusion. We hope that this report and leaflet will inform people using the services and their families about what they should expect from and ask of their mental health service. 

Public meeting in Castlebar

Our series of public consultation meetings continuing. Our next meeting to discuss people's experiences of mental health services takes place on Wednesday 29th May from 2.00-4.30pm in the GMIT campus in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. If you'd like to attend, please email us on or by calling (01) 6121422.
Monthly member blog on dual diagnosis

Monthly member blog

This month's member blog comes to us from our member Dual Diagnosis Ireland and looks at the issues faced by people with a dual diagnosis of mental health difficulties and addiction. Each month, we'll bring you a new blog on a different issue related to mental health. 
Mental Health Reform survey

Have your say on mental health

We're interested in hearing your views on mental health services. You can share your views via our confidential online survey. Through this survey and our public consultation meetings, we try to build a picture of what is happening in services on the ground, and we use this information in our lobbying to Government and the HSE.
Mental Health Reform campaign action

Email action on mental health

We have been campaigning for all of promised staff for community mental health teams to be appointed. Last year saw unacceptable delays and we fear the same is happening this year. Please help us keep the pressure on by emailing your local TD.

In the HSE's most recent employment report (March 2013), just 169 additional staff are shown to have been appointed between December 2012 and March 2013. The net mental health staffing level is now at 10.4% below March 2009 and more than 28% below the recommended levels in A Vision for Change. These gaps are being felt by local communities across the country and we need to send a strong message to our politicians - no more delays! Thanks for your support so far. 

Mini marathon - run to support Mental Health Reform

Calling all runners!

Mental Health Reform is looking for your support this June. Are you thinking of running the mini marathon but haven't chosen your charity yet? If you'd like to run for Mental Health Reform, you can find lots of ideas in our mini marathon toolkit! You can also set up your own online fundraising page, or simple make a donation to support our work. Thank you.

Green Ribbons against stigma

May is Green Ribbon month! The See Change campaign, which works to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health difficulties, is calling on people to wear a green ribbon for the month of May, to help them change minds about mental health, one conversation at a time. Check out their website to show your support and see what Green Ribbon events are happening near you. 

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