National survey on the experiences of those living with psychosis

As our government prepares for Budget 2023, Shine in partnership with Mental Health Reform and the HSE National Clinical Programme for Early Intervention in Psychosis, wants to hear the voice of people affected by psychosis to support our call for increased funding for improved specialised psychosis supports nationally.

In our national conversations around mental health, the voice of those that experience psychosis and their families is under represented and often not heard. We understand the concern and fear affecting those who have experiences with psychosis and how it presents a barrier to speaking out. However, it means that psychosis remains a stigmatised and rarely spoken about experience.

International evidence has shown that people who experience psychosis deserve and need dedicated, specialised supports and services. We need to demand that current treatments are not good enough and more needs to be done, at a quicker rate, to support people experiencing psychosis.

Have you, a family member or friend, an experience of living with psychosis? If so, we want to hear from you. Please take our survey and have your voice heard.

The survey will remain open until 5pm on Friday 12th August.

Thank you

Shine Pre-Budget 2023 Submission

With the planning and discussion for the Budget 2023 happening, Shine as an organisation wanted to ensure that the voices and needs of the people who use and need mental health supports and services will be heard.

For this reason, last week, we shared a survey asking people with lived experience of mental health challenges, family members and supporters, and individuals delivering mental health services, to share their ideas and demands for improved mental health services.

We are grateful to everyone that took the time to complete the survey. We have now compiled the messages we received into a letter that we sent this morning to the following ministers:

  • Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler
  • Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, TD
  • Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly
  • Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath

You can read our full submission to the government here:

Shine Pre-Budget 2023 Submission to Government