Ireland has a historic opportunity as it prepares to introduce new capacity (decision-making) legislation, a conference will hear today.
Protections for those detained under the Mental Health Act must be improved, a seminar organised by Amnesty International Ireland will hear today.
Emmy Award-winning Sopranos actor Joe Pantoliano and British contemporary artist Stuart Semple will be 'making some noise' to highlight mental health issues in Dublin tonight.
In June 2012 Amnesty International Ireland and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy held a conference exploring mental health law in a human rights context.
A ‘jury’ of mental health experts by experience put capacity law on trial during a four-day intense examination that they hope will inform the new legislation.
A new report by mental health experts by experience and published by Amnesty International on 23 October will make a series of key recommendations in relation to new capacity law.
To mark World Mental Health Day on the 10 October the Amnesty International Action Centre in Galway is hosting a series of events aimed at challenging the serious issue of prejudice and discrimination in relation to mental health.
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