Protect Mental Health Funding: Open letter to Brian Cowen

Please take some time to print out the letter below and send it to your local politicians. The stats below are just a few examples of how mental health issues are being seriously neglected in Ireland.

Funding:

In the past four years mental health has been subject to savage cuts. Since 2006 mental health spending has been reduced by 9.2 per cent. Currently, just 5.3 per cent of the overall health spend goes on mental health.

Staffing:

Over half of all HSE staff cuts last year were from mental health, despite it making up only 9 per cent of the health workforce.


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