Minister McEntee publishes review of regulation and financing of homecare in other countries 

Tuesday 11th April 2017  Review is key step in the development of a new homecare scheme for Ireland Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today (Tuesday) published the Health Research Board’s evidence review of the regulation and financing of homecare in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Scotland. The Health Research… Read More Minister McEntee publishes review of regulation and financing of homecare in other countries 

New Government Bill to provide children with disabilities with medical cards – Helen McEntee TD

3rd March, 2017 New health legislation from Fine Gael will see more Meath children with a disability receive a full medical card. That’s according to Meath East TD & Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People, Helen McEntee who is highlighting a new Bill which means that 9,800 children in receipt of a… Read More New Government Bill to provide children with disabilities with medical cards – Helen McEntee TD

Meath benefits from Fine Gael’s scheme to help move people from welfare to work

24th February, 2017 Participants in the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) are twice as likely to be in full employment after six months than those who did not take part, a review has found. The study compared people who had stayed on the BTWEA scheme for its full two year duration with non-participants. Fine… Read More Meath benefits from Fine Gael’s scheme to help move people from welfare to work

Alcohol is having a devastating impact on our young people’s mental health – Minister McEntee

15.2.2017 National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health discusses the damage alcohol is doing to the mental health of our young people in the context of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Wednesday) reiterated her support for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. The Minister was… Read More Alcohol is having a devastating impact on our young people’s mental health – Minister McEntee

Minister Helen McEntee today addressed an EU conference in Brussels on Active Ageing and Mental Health

7.2.2017 Minister Mc Entee TD today addressed a conference on Active Ageing and Mental Health in Brussels. The Minister was invited by Deirdre Clune MEP, and the conference was organised by the European Peoples Party and Mental Health Europe. A group of about 40 MEPs and key representatives from European mental health and active ageing… Read More Minister Helen McEntee today addressed an EU conference in Brussels on Active Ageing and Mental Health

Out-of-hours access to mental health services is a priority – Minister McEntee

1.2.2017 Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, has said that work is underway on a roadmap for improved out-of-hours access to mental health services. Minister McEntee today (Wednesday) received a petition of almost 12,000 signatures from Shari McDaid, on behalf of the Mental Health Reform, A Lust for Life,… Read More Out-of-hours access to mental health services is a priority – Minister McEntee

Minister McEntee to launch consultation process on the establishment of a new statutory homecare scheme – Report on the provision of homecare in other countries to be published shortly

16.1.2017 Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, has today announced that a consultation process is to be launched, with a view to establishing a new statutory homecare scheme. The process will begin in the coming months. Meanwhile, a review by the Health Research Board (HRB) of the way in… Read More Minister McEntee to launch consultation process on the establishment of a new statutory homecare scheme – Report on the provision of homecare in other countries to be published shortly