Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr

Kathleen Lynch Gets €35M Budget for Mental Health

In the budget for 2016, the government was forced to backtrack its plan to not allot any money for mental health when Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign. In the end, €35m was committed for the mental health budget. Lynch admitted in an interview with the Irish Examiner that the €35m budget for mental health in totality was removed from the budget during the negotiations. This was the amount that the government has allocated annually for mental health in its Programme for Government 2011­–2016. World Poetry Day: Word therapy develops mental health According to Ms Lynch, the decision to discontinue the budget on mental health funding was made by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Lynch was presented with a petition signed by 6,500 people by Mental Health Reform hailing for increased investment in mental health. Mental Health Reform is a national coalition composed of 54 organisations also pursuing continued funding for the “national stigma/discrimination-reduction campaign.”Like us on Facebook The aforementioned budget is for the development and enhancement of mental health for the year 2016. And priorities have been significantly planned for this. Focus will be increased on primary care, providing early intervention services. With a well-defined organization and sufficient resources, service at the primary care level will be able to provide appropriate care for people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The dependence on acute mental health services will be lessened, making them more available for the people more in need of specialist service. Quality counseling services developed for both primary and secondary care are also a priority, which is also included in the budget plan. Along with the improvement of Community Mental Health Teams, enhanced 24/7 responses and liaison services, perinatal mental health and psychiatry of later life were also included in the investment plan. Mental health clinical programmes development will go on, and in the following year, ADHD in Adults and Children, and Dual Diagnosis of those with Mental Illness and Substance Misuse, to new programmes, will be included. Lynch stated in a press release: “This significant investment since 2012 is facilitating the ongoing policy of moving away from the traditional institutional-based care to a patient-centred, flexible and community-based mental health service, where hospital admissions are greatly reduced, while still providing in-patient care when appropriate.” Photo: Flickr