College meeting with Deputy Mark Ward TD, Spokesperson for Mental Health
- February 2, 2024
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Pictured, from left: Ms Andrea Ryder, Deputy Mark Ward TD and Dr Lorcan Martin
Dr Lorcan Martin, President of the College, and Ms Andrea Ryder, Communications, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, met with Deputy Mark Ward, Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Mental Health.
Many areas of mutual interest and concern were discussed around mental health services and the needs of those requiring them, as well as those providing them. Mental Health Services budgets were raised including recruitment and retention and, specifically, funding requirements and deficits to train doctors to become Ireland’s future psychiatrist specialists and consultants.
The productive meeting also covered reforms and legislation and the particularly disappointing delays to the introduction of the Bill which will reform the current Mental Health Act (2006).