Wednesday July 15, 2020

Still waiting for changes in mental health services

Four years after the lauded Vision for Change report was published, Ireland’s mental health services are still attracting severe criticism

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

5th June, 2010

The report A Vision for Change, which was published in January 2006, was widely lauded as providing a radical approach to a newly-prioritised mental health system.

More than four years later, another report on accountability for delivering on A Vision for Change has been published by Amnesty International.

The disappointing findings of the report, carried out by Indecon consultants, will not have surprised close observers of the sector.

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