Mental health crisis down to govt neglect, Donegal TD says

first_imgThe government has been accused of failing people with mental health issues following a report released by the Mental Health Commission today. The Mental Health Commission has offered a damning indictment of mental healthcare services in Ireland in a report published on Thursday morning.The report, titled Rehabilitation And Recovery Mental Health Services In Ireland, notes that provision of mental healthcare for those in recovery falls well short of the recommendations laid out in the Vision For Change strategy document published by the HSE in 2006. Donegal TD, Pat the Cope Gallagher said the report showed a gross lack of funding and neglect by the current government.He said: “This follows on from the last four years when the mental health budget was either left unspent or funds transferred from it to other budget headings.“It is plain and simple this Government is not giving the appropriate level of support to mental health services,” added Pat the Cope.“People with severe and enduring mental illness are some of the most vulnerable in our community. Rehabilitation provides them with an opportunity to recover and regain a quality of life. “The Mental Health Commission’s report makes it clear that this opportunity is being lost and that the state is guilty of long-term neglect of people in need of services.“When the failure to provide basic services as highlighted in this report is matched with the withholding of €25 million in mental health funding it paints a picture of fundamental delinquency in our health services, it also shows clearly that the government are giving the adequate support levels to mental health in this country.“There is a clear failure of political will to ensure policy implementation and oversight,” stated Pat the Cope.“The HSE is accountable to the Minister for Health – he needs to instruct the HSE to put in place an action plan to implement mental health policy.“The current situation is completely unacceptable, and the Minister must take responsibility. “But, more importantly mental health service needs to get the attention and support they deserve and urgently need,” concluded Pat the Cope.Mental health crisis down to govt neglect, Donegal TD says was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Deputy Pat the Cope Gallaghermental healthMinister for HealthSimon HarrisWorld Mental Health Daylast_img read more

Takeaways: Joe Thornton is a perfect fit for the Sharks’ hole at 3C

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — Apparently, it’s Timo Time all the time in San Jose this season.Timo Meier scored two more goals Saturday, lifting the Sharks (7-4-3) to an overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers (6-7-1) by scoring just 13 seconds into the extra session. Meier also found the back of the net at 3:15 of the first, allowing him to break Patrick Marleau’s franchise record of 10 goals in 14 games to open a season (2010, …last_img read more

Twin Valley South Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) FFA chapter attended 92nd National FFA Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Maddox Rigel, Twin Valley South-MVCTC FFA ReporterOn Nov. 2 the Twin Valley South Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) FFA chapter attended the 92nd National FFA Convention. This year marks the 50th anniversary since women were allowed in the FFA organization. Members attended several sessions and got to walk around the expo center. They had the opportunity to hear author and speaker Bob Goff. The chapter also got to see country artist Brett Young and attend Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo. Members Haley Back, Chyann Kendel and Kayla Stiver received their Amercian degree award Saturday morning.We’d also like to congratulate member Chyann Kendel for being top four in the Nation for her Diversified Livestock proficiency. This is the first National finalist our chapter has had in our 55 year history.last_img read more

Goa planning to reserve 80% jobs in factories for locals

first_imgTaking a leaf from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Goa is now planning to reserve 80% jobs in industrial units receiving State government subsidies for people of Goan origin, the Legislative Assembly was told on Wednesday. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also said that “60% to 80% jobs” would be on a permanent basis.While the labour and employment policies will be drafted in the next six months, all industries in the State have been directed to register with the government and submit details about the workers and the sectors they are currently employed in, he said.Mr. Sawant said the BJP-led government will draft the labour and employment policies in the next six months in which it might consider reserving “80% jobs for Goans in the private sector, especially in the industrial units that get various subsidies from the State government, out of which 60% jobs should be on a permanent basis“.Responding to a question by Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Mr. Sawant said the upcoming policies might make it mandatory for the industrial units to hire 80% Goans in jobs.The Chief Minister also said a task force has been set up to ensure that industries adhere to the Minimum Wages Guarantee Act.Mr. Sawant said since the private sector, especially industrial units, enjoys various subsidies from the State government, they are expected to reserve 80% of the total jobs to the people with the Goan origin. “But there is no regulatory authority to keep a tab. Once the policy is in place, we will come to know whether they are adhering to the requirement or not,” he said.last_img read more