Towards a Recovery Orientated Mental Health Service

Findings from a National Consultation with Mental Health Service Users in Ireland

  • Pádraig Ó Féich Mental Health Reform, National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Keywords: Mental Health, Mental Health Service, Mental Health Service Users, Ireland

Abstract

Background: In 2006, in a policy document entitled a Vision for Change
(Department of Health, 2006), Ireland undertook to move towards a modern,
recovery orientated public mental health service characterised by holistic
care, individualised care planning, the provision of accessible support,
increased involvement of service users in decisions about their treatment
and care and greater continuity of care across the mental health services.
More than a decade on, it remained unclear to what extent Irish mental
health services had progressed towards the modern, recovery orientated
system outlined in A Vision for Change (Department of Health, 2006).

References

Department of Health. (2006). A Vision for Change: Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy. Dublin: The Stationery Office.

Ó Féich, P., Mitchell, K., Pérez, S. & McDaid, S. (2019a). My Voice Matters: Report on a National Consultation with Mental Health Service Users. Dublin: Mental Health Reform.

Ó Féich, P., Mitchell, K., Pérez, S. & McDaid, S. (2019b). My Voice Matters: Report on a National Consultation with Family, Friends and Carers/Supporters of Mental Health Service Users. Dublin: Mental Health Reform.

Published
2019-10-15
How to Cite
Féich, P. (2019). Towards a Recovery Orientated Mental Health Service. Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal, 2(1), 28-29. https://doi.org/10.32437/mhgcj.v2i1.46