Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement

The Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement was previously known as the Mental Health Reform Project and was a working partnership between Mental Health Reform and clients in Dublin Simon Community to campaign for better mental health services. Since 2015, The Mental Health Reform Project has worked on a report ‘Homeless and Mental Health: Voices of Experience’, and launched this report in 2017 with the Minister for Mental Health. The group continues their campaign by writing letters to TDs and Senators and meeting with TDs and decision makers.

In 2019, the group changed their name to the Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement and continues to advocate for better mental health services, focusing on mental health services for people who are experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement is a client led group that aims to empower, support and build skills in advocacy, campaigning and communications for the clients involved.

The Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement would like to welcome new clients to the group who are passionate about mental health and/or advocating for improved mental health services particularly for those who are experiencing homelessness. Individuals involved in the group do not have to have a personal experience of mental health difficulties but who have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives.

If you are interested in joining the Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement or are working with any clients who may be interested, please contact Áine on 086 787 9655 or Denise on 085 851 6807, email ainebarrett@dubsimon.ie or deniseroche@dubsimon.ie.

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