Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life Mid-West 

Monday, 24th April 2017 Minister McEntee launched Connecting for Life Mid-West at the Millennium Theatre Limerick Institute of Technology today. This local implementation action plan is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy, Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015 – 2020. Connecting for… Read More Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life Mid-West 

Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life – South Tipperary

Friday, 28th April 2017 Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee today launched Connecting for Life – South Tipperary, a new five year suicide prevention and self-harm plan for the area. This is the local implementation ofConnecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.  Speaking at the launch, Minister McEntee said “This action… Read More Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life – South Tipperary

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