Full Video | Reassessing Response to Those in Severe Mental Health Crisis | World Mental Health Day 2022
On 13 October 2022, the College hosted an online webinar for the public to explore how, with human rights-based health legislation only and no Mental Health Act, society can best support people experiencing mental health crisis and illness.
Watch the full webinar event from 13 October 2022 below or on YouTube here.
An exploration of how society can best support people experiencing mental health crisis and illness with human rights based health legislation only, and no Mental Health Act*.
Interactive discussion featuring a panel of experts by profession and with lived experience of mental illness.
Ms Priscilla Lynch, Health Journalist, will chair the event.
Panelists will include:
- Dr Lorcan Martin, Vice President of the College and General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist
- Ms June Shannon, Medical and Health Journalist
- Mr Frank Browne, Principal Mental Health Social Worker, Adult Mental Health Services,Dublin South Central
- Ms. Kate Mulkerrins, Executive Director, Legal and Compliance, An Garda Síochána
- Ms. Ber Grogan, Policy and Research Manager, Metal Health Reform
- Mr John Farrelly, Chief Executive, Mental Health Commission
- Dr Anna Marie Naughton, General Practitioner, Adult Homeless Integrated Team
Brian and Rosy will share personal experiences of involuntary hospitalisation.
An evening of discussion on how we can ideally support and help recovery of people in crisis, specifically around revisions to involuntary hospitalisation and treatment and revisions to the Mental Health Act 2001, person-centred care, relevant aspects of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and other areas.
* The College is not advocating for removal of the Mental Health Act, but is hosting this discussion to explore views on the above in context of a recent WHO guide document.
Free to attend. Registration essential.