Meet an Organisation – Mental Health Ireland
Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. It is a company limited by guarantee with a voluntary Board of Directors representative of local Mental Health Associations and people with expertise in relevant areas.
- Supporting local Mental Health Associations in their work by providing information and training and through a network of Development Officers working around the country.
- Actively Campaigning and Advocating to improve national mental health policy and service provision.
- Providing an Information Service on issues relating to mental health and mental illness through information fact-sheets, this website and directly by telephone, post and email.
- Undertaking Research on mental health topics, such as the national survey on stress and the national survey on public attitudes to mental illness.
- Organising Conferences, Courses, Workshops and Seminars on a wide variety of issues relating to mental health. MHI also promotes and co-ordinates activities to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th October each year.
- Developing Mental Health Promotion Programmes, including:
- The National Public Speaking Project for senior students in post-primary schools and colleges which promotes an awareness of the importance of positive mental health, while developing public speaking skills.
- Mental Health Matters, a mental health resource pack for 14-18 year olds which addresses the issue of mental health in a realistic, relevant and age appropriate manner.
For more information see http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/.