Mental Health Policy

Where is My Mind? Episode 50: If Not Now, When?

In this episode, Niall speaks to Ireland’s leader, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, about the failures of the country’s mental health service. They delve into how we can develop better systems of care and support within mental health, how education is a crucial part of this and how policy now needs to start catching up with conversation …

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The Helplink Show Nov 2020 Chats with Mental Health Reform & NUI Galway Student’s Union

‘The Helplink Show’ is an national award winning radio show where we talk about all things mental health, emotional wellbeing and community across many Community Radio Stations and here! On this show we talk with Mental Health Reform about their work and the recent budget and we talk with the President of NUI Galway’s Students …

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Where There’s A Will. Bonus: Live @ First Fortnight

This live panel discussion is the final, live bonus episode of this podcast series. This event is an interactive dialogue on the mental health system in Ireland facilitated by A Lust for Life- tackling stigma, shame and structural problems in the Irish Mental Health System. The panel discussion tackles the themes arising from the podcast …

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Where There’s A Will. Episode 06: The Future is Unwritten

Every system is built on an invisible foundation, supported by invisible scaffolding, which is our cultural understanding of mental health. If our system isn’t fir for purpose, what culture, what beliefs are shoring up this system? In this final episode in the six-part series of Where There’s A Will, we will try and shine a …

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Where There’s A Will. Episode 03: Waiting on the World to Change

In this episode, we look at Irish mental health policy. We dive into its details and untangle its logic. We’ll examine our mental health system’s architectural drawings- the political drivers behind it, where it has fallen down, and what is needed now, in 2018, to create a new roadmap for Ireland’s mental health. In this …

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Where There’s A Will. Episode 0: Introducing Where There’s A Will

In this introductory episode, Paula and Ciara, co-hosts of Where There’s A Will introduce the podcast, talk about the premise behind Where There’s A Will, and what they want to achieve by dissecting our mental health system. They lay out our approach to looking at the mental health system in Ireland, and what they want …

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MHI Podcasts Ep 6: Mental Health and Recovery with Martha Clark and Brendan Kelly

Mental Health Ireland’s Podcast Series In our sixth episode, we’re talking mental health and recovery with Martha Clark, a Peer Support Worker with the HSE and Brendan Kelly, a Professor of Psychology at Trinity and a consultant psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital. We explore what the word recovery means to our guests, what can we do …

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