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Make mental health a priority

Join Mental health reform in their general election campaign to make mental health a priority


Written by Marie Duffy | View this authors Twitter page and posted in news


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The Our state of mind campaign is asking you to remind every candidate you meet to make mental health a priority and to seek five key improvements:

  • A nationwide school programme to build good mental health 
  • Easy access to counselling
  • Access to 24/7 crisis supports
  • A right to advocacy support
  • A right to make one’s own decisions about mental health treatment through advance healthcare directives

What you can do 

  1. Give a Mental Note to candidates and canvassers when they call to your door as a reminder to prioritise mental health reform. You can order your Mental Note pack from Mental Health Reform. 
  2. Tell candidates and canvassers why mental health matters to you. Talk about the one Mental Health Reform recommendation that means the most to you.
  3. Share the campaign with every candidate in your constituency. Share it on your own social media using the hashtag #Ourstateofmind 
  4. Come to our candidates' debates on mental health in Castlebar on 14th December 12-2pm and in Dublin on 13th January 6.30-8.30pm to have your say and to hear what the various parties' plans are for mental health, if elected.
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Published December 4th, 2015
Last updated December 16th, 2015
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