A Vision for Change - Mental Health Services

'A Vision for Change' is a national policy, in place since 2006, that sets out the direction for Mental Health Services in Ireland. It describes a framework for building and fostering positive mental health across the entire community and for providing accessible, community-based, specialist services for people with mental illness. It proposes a holistic view of mental illness and recommends an integrated multidisciplinary approach. An expert group of different professional disciplines, health service managers, researchers, voluntary organisations, and service user groups developed this policy.

The HSE marked the 5th year of “A Vision for Change” implementation within Dublin Castle (January 24th 2011). Over 130 people attended the half-day information seminar, hosted by the HSE in partnership with the Department of Health & Children and the National Service User Executive (NSUE), to report on progress towards realising “A Vision for Change”, Ireland’s mental health policy.

Presentations from A Vision for Change 5 years on

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In this video, some participants in the event gave us their views on vision for change and what it has meant so far. This video plays from the HSE's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/hseireland and access will depend on your personal internet settings. External links from YouTube.com are not controlled by the HSE. 

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