Mental Health News

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Amnesty International Ireland today welcomed the Dáil's  passing an amendment to the 2001 Mental Health Act removing the ability to administer electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) on people against their will.

17 July 2013

The publication today of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 is a welcome development, said a working group of civil society organisations.

29 April 2013

Ireland has a historic opportunity as it prepares to introduce new capacity (decision-making) legislation, a conference will hear today.

1 March 2013

Protections for those detained under the Mental Health Act must be improved, a seminar organised by Amnesty International Ireland will hear today.

9 January 2013

Emmy Award-winning  Sopranos actor Joe Pantoliano and British contemporary artist Stuart Semple will be 'making some noise' to highlight mental health issues in Dublin tonight.


9 October 2012

To mark World Mental Health Day on the 10 October the Amnesty International Action Centre in Galway is hosting a series of events aimed at challenging the serious issue of prejudice and discrimination in relation to mental health.


23 October 2012

A ‘jury’ of mental health experts by experience put capacity law on trial during a four-day intense examination that they hope will inform the new legislation.