The Mental Health Commission is an independent statutory body established under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001. The remit of the commission incorporates the broad spectrum of mental health services for all ages in all settings.
‘The Commission believes that Ireland, at this critical juncture, has the opportunity to address the issues that continue to afflict our mental health services. The current Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted in stark terms the need for a modern, well-staffed, holistic community-based mental health service. This can only occur when mental health is appropriately prioritized.’
- John Saunders, Chairperson of the Commission