All Ireland Institute for Mental Health: consultation and needs analysis: final report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249869
Title:
All Ireland Institute for Mental Health: consultation and needs analysis: final report
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
May-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249869
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There is increasing recognition, both nationally and internationally, of the need to address mental health as an integral part of improving overall health and wellbeing. The World Health Organisation and the World Bank have both drawn attention to the rise in mental health problems, such as suicide and depression, as major public health issues to be addressed in the 21st century. In both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland a number of health policy documents have identified mental health as a key priority. The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) published a new public health strategy, Investingfor Health, in 2002, which contains an objective 'to promote mental health and emotional well-being'. A major review of Mental Health policy and legislation is currently underway in Northern Ireland. In 2001, the Department of Health and Children (DOHC) published a new health strategy, Quality and Fairness - a health system for you. This strategy announced the Department's plan to develop a new Action Programme for Mental Health. Within this context, in March 2001, a number of organisations associated with mental health and mental health research developed the concept of an all-Ireland Institute for Mental Health. The rationale behind this proposal was that an Institute would have an all-Ireland remit to undertake research and policy analysis in the field of mental health and to facilitate information sharing between service providers, academics, policy makers and others with an interest in mental health. The Ministers with responsibility for Health in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland agreed a draft Memorandum of Understanding in October 2001 which undertook to explore the need for an Institute of this nature and the practicalities involved in setting it up.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; WELLBEING

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23T09:25:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-23T09:25:47Z-
dc.date.issued2003-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/249869-
dc.descriptionThere is increasing recognition, both nationally and internationally, of the need to address mental health as an integral part of improving overall health and wellbeing. The World Health Organisation and the World Bank have both drawn attention to the rise in mental health problems, such as suicide and depression, as major public health issues to be addressed in the 21st century. In both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland a number of health policy documents have identified mental health as a key priority. The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) published a new public health strategy, Investingfor Health, in 2002, which contains an objective 'to promote mental health and emotional well-being'. A major review of Mental Health policy and legislation is currently underway in Northern Ireland. In 2001, the Department of Health and Children (DOHC) published a new health strategy, Quality and Fairness - a health system for you. This strategy announced the Department's plan to develop a new Action Programme for Mental Health. Within this context, in March 2001, a number of organisations associated with mental health and mental health research developed the concept of an all-Ireland Institute for Mental Health. The rationale behind this proposal was that an Institute would have an all-Ireland remit to undertake research and policy analysis in the field of mental health and to facilitate information sharing between service providers, academics, policy makers and others with an interest in mental health. The Ministers with responsibility for Health in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland agreed a draft Memorandum of Understanding in October 2001 which undertook to explore the need for an Institute of this nature and the practicalities involved in setting it up.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectWELLBEINGen_GB
dc.titleAll Ireland Institute for Mental Health: consultation and needs analysis: final reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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