Advocating for Human Rights

2018 saw us continue our human rights advocacy efforts. We made a total of 15 submissions to consultations, including to the Departments of Health, Justice and Equality, and Employment and Social Protection; the Health Information and Quality Authority; the Mental Health Commission; and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Consultations also took place with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare, and the Committee tasked with reviewing the Gender Recognition Act. This was the highest number of annual submissions we have made to date.

In terms of our philanthropic outputs, we continued to develop and support several innovative collaborative projects with community partners, including mental health intervention projects with Exchange House and Peter McVerry Trust, and a parental mental health awareness training programme with the National Parent’s Council. These form part of our efforts to aid in addressing the mental health needs of marginalised communities.

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Undertaking Critical Awareness-Raising Work