A vision for change but not enough action: Seven of the country’s leading psychiatrists reflect on Ireland's 2006 policy framework for mental health services

A vision for change but not enough action: Seven of the country’s leading psychiatrists reflect on Ireland's 2006 policy framework for mental health services

It has been 13 years since A Vision for Change, a policy framework for mental health services, was first published. But, as seven of the country’s leading psychiatrists write here, a lack of funding and resources means it has failed clinicians, patients and their families

The official launch in January 2006 of Ireland’s new policy framework for mental health services, A Vision for Change, was welcomed with great enthusiasm, expectation and relief by clinicians and advocacy groups alike.

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