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As part of the National Schizophrenia Awareness Week, Senator Mary O’Rourke launched Schizophrenia Ireland’s new research document, “Talking about Choice: Developing the dialogue for individual recovery and partnership”. ‘Talking about Choice’ is Schizophrenia Ireland’s second survey of service users’ experience. This piece of research, conducted on behalf of Schizophrenia Ireland…
Psychiatrists have called for improved funding and development of mental health services in Ireland. The Irish College of Psychiatrists, in a statement, has pointed out that an example of the lack of priority given to Mental Health is an inpatient unit for children that has been planned for almost 18…
More cash needs to be poured into Ulster's mental health and learning disability services, a major new report claims today. The Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (NI) says that a new approach to mental health problems among children and adolescents is needed. The report, 'A Vision of…
Friday, 28 Jul, 2006

Number of NI Homeless Rises

Soaring numbers of Northern Ireland families are registering as homeless, it has emerged. Numbers on the list jumped by around 20% to over 5,000 prompting sharp criticism of the Government for not accelerating public house building quickly enough. Family disputes or unsatisfactory accommodation was responsible for most of the cases.…