The publication today of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 is a welcome development, said a working group of civil society organisations.
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.
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.
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.
Amnesty International Ireland has welcomed the setting up by Minister Kathleen Lynch yesterday, 2 August 2012, of an Expert Group to review the Mental Health Act 2001.