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.

The sector had languished at the bottom of the health policy priority list since the foundation of the state, and patients suffered from a level of care that was far from best in class.

Now, 13 years later, as we await the...

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