Mental Health

A Vision for Change (2006)

A Vision for Change details a comprehensive model of mental health service provision for the Republic of Ireland.  It describes a framework for building and fostering positive mental health across the entire community and for providing accessible, community-based, specialist services for people with mental illness.

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Bamford Action Plan 2012-2015

Dept. of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
2012

The Bamford Action Plan (2009-2011) was produced in response to the Bamford Review (2007) - an independent review of mental health and learning disability law, policy and service provision commissioned by the DHSSPS

http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/bamford.htm/.  This 2012-2015 plan carries forward the work of the earlier Bamford Action Plan, and in terms of dementia commits to continuing to improve dementia services in line with the dementia strategy in NI, with its emphasis on ensuring that people with dementia are treated with awareness and respect, especially by those providing services, and that they are supported to maintain their independence for as long as possible.