Sunday 17 December 2017

Mental health is the Cinderella of the HSE and we're all losing out as a result

It would be helpful if Minister for Health Leo Varadkar showed more explicit commitment to improving mental health services and recognised in his public utterances on health that there is 'no health without mental health'
It would be helpful if Minister for Health Leo Varadkar showed more explicit commitment to improving mental health services and recognised in his public utterances on health that there is 'no health without mental health'

Ed Molloy

Tánaiste Joan Burton recently said that the Budget isn't a "parlour game in which everybody puts out what they would like".

However, the Government cannot reasonably expect long-neglected sectors to sit quietly and wait for crumbs from the table.

Game or no game, mental health services, in particular, have for far too long been on the losing side in Ireland.

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