mental health ireland annual conference 2014 - promoting mental health - mental health reform

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Dr Shari McDaid and Lara Kelly - Promoting Mental Health

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  • 1. WORKSHOP: PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATING FOR A MODERN APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH 24th May 2014 Shari McDaid, Lara Kelly

2. Our goal is for an Ireland where people with mental health difficulties can recover their well-being and live a full life in their community. 3. UNITE INFORM - ADVOCATE 4. UNITE A MOVEMENT FOR REFORM 5. INFORM ON BEST PRACTICE 6. ADVOCATE TO GOVERNMENT AND HSE DECISION MAKERS 7. ADVOCATING FOR IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Multidisciplinary, community-based mental health teams Recovery orientated services Equitable access Service user and carer involvement Mental health funding Governance and accountability Mental health law 8. ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION Tenancy sustainment Help getting back into work Rent supplement 9. ADVOCACY BASED ON EXPERIENCE MHR Grassroots Forum Listening to service users and family members Public consultation Anonymous online surveys Submissions to Government and the HSE based on real experiences Involving service user groups in MHRs campaigns and advocacy 10. LOCAL ELECTIONS 2014 4MentalHealth Campaign Keep mental health on the agenda Get local candidates to commit to key actions Opportunity to talk about mental health in local media 11. PRE-BUDGET CAMPAIGN 2013 12. 45 member organisations 7,500 subscribers Service users 5,000 on social media 22,000 petition signatories Mental Health Association fair 13. WORKING TOGETHER HELPS 14. WORKING TOGETHER HELPS 15. www.mentalhealthreform.ie Twitter - @MHReform www.facebook.com/mentalhealthreform Email: info@mentalhealthreform.ie Tel: 01 874 9468 Coleraine House, Coleraine St., Dublin 7

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