Mental health regulator to host public event in Cork tomorrow

April 1st, 2019 4:59 PM

By Southern Star Team

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A CORK employee of Ireland’s mental health regulator is encouraging people from across the county to attend a special open  event in The Metropole Hotel tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd, to discuss the future regulation of Ireland’s mental health services.  

Bantry’s Brian O’Sullivan, who works in the Standards and Quality Assurance division of the Mental Health Commission, says the event will provide those interested in the area with an opportunity to meet with and engage with the regulator of the service mental health services.  

‘This event is open to all those who would like to meet some of the people who run the Mental Health Commission, hear their plans for the next four years, and engage with them about local or national issues,’ said Mr. O’Sullivan. ‘It’s a chance to hear what the Commission does, and what it is responsible for regulating.’  

The Commission issued a stark warning recently to providers of mental health services that where standards are not acceptable and human rights are not being upheld, they will intervene ‘using all powers necessary’.

As part of the event, the Commission will outline their 2019-2022 Strategy, ‘Protecting People’s Rights’, which sets a course over the next four years to realise their vision of an Ireland with the highest quality mental health and decision support services underpinned by a person’s human rights.

The forum will take place from 7pm in The Cockburn Room in The Metropole Hotel on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Those interested in attending the event can contact Siobhan Bigley in the Mental Health Commission at [email protected]  


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