Mental Health Reform calls for funding to increase to €85m in Budget
Campaigners want the proportion of the health budget devoted to mental health to be increased from 5 to 10 per cent as pandemic leads to rise in demand for services
Mental Health Reform, a national coalition of mental health campaigners in Ireland, has called on the government to increase the country’s mental health budget to €85 million in a pre-Budget submission.
This total includes €20 million needed to sustain existing services and an additional €65 million to expand services so as to meet growing demand.
Fiona Coyle, chief executive at Mental Health Reform, said that both “strong political leadership” and “strong HSE leadership”...
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