If you’re feeling down, and it’s interfering with your day-to-day life, then reach out and get help – Minister McEntee

7.4.2017 Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee is appealing to anyone who is feeling down, and it’s interfering with their day-to-day life, to reach out and get help. Minister McEntee made the appeal today (Friday) on World Health Day and was speaking as she visited a Men’s Shed in Moynalty, County Meath. World… Read More If you’re feeling down, and it’s interfering with your day-to-day life, then reach out and get help – Minister McEntee

First ever National Positive Ageing Forum allows older people play a meaningful role in shaping their own communities and leading change

30.3.2017 Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee TD addresses Inaugural National Positive Ageing Forum Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee TD said today that the first ever National Positive Ageing Forum is a key opportunity for older people to play a meaningful role in shaping… Read More First ever National Positive Ageing Forum allows older people play a meaningful role in shaping their own communities and leading change

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

Minister McEntee encourages more older people to get the flu vaccine and keep healthy and safe this winter – it’s never too late to vaccinate – minister meets with organisations for older people about current influenza outbreak

11.1.2017 Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, has today met with organisations representing the needs of older people in Ireland, to provide them with the most up to date information and advice on the current influenza outbreak. Older people are especially vulnerable to contracting the strain of ‘flu prevalent… Read More Minister McEntee encourages more older people to get the flu vaccine and keep healthy and safe this winter – it’s never too late to vaccinate – minister meets with organisations for older people about current influenza outbreak