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: