Mental Health Commission

A quality mental health service that is founded on the provision of recovery-based care, dignity and autonomy for service users

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Publications

We produce a number of different kinds of publications. These include the following:

  • Annual Reports
  • Strategic Plans 
  • Discussion and Position papers
  • Research and Evaluation Reports
  • Funded Research Reports
  • Submissions

To view any of our codes of practice, rules, guidance documents and toolkits, or to view data activity please visit the For Health Professionals section of our website.

Publications are listed by year of publication and alphabetically.

You can go directly to a specific year by clicking on the links below:

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2016

The Administration of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2014/2015

Publication Date: 09 September 2016

Press Release

Cover Image - ECT Report 2014-15

Review of the Judgement Support Framework and Inspection Processes for the Mental Health Commission - External Stakeholder Consultation

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

Cover Image - Review of JSF

2015

The Administration of ECT in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2013

Publication Date: 12 November 2015

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2013

Publication Date: 12 November 2015

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

2014

The Administration of ECT in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2012

Publication Date: 13 March 2014

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2012

Publication Date: 13 March 2014

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

2013

LGBT Service Users - Guide for Staff in Mental Health Services

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

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The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2011

Publication Date: 8 March 2014

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

The use of Seclusion, Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2011

Publication Date: 14 March 2013

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

2012

Evaluation Report National Mental Health Services Collaborative

Publication Date: 7 February 2012

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MHC Guidance Document on Individual Care Planning MHS

Publication Date: 11 July 2012

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The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2010

Publication Date: 23 February 2012

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2010

Publication Date: 29 February 2012

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

Your Views of Mental Health Inpatient Services: Inpatient Survey 2011

Publication Date: 13 May 2012

Related document: Service Users' Views

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Your Views of Mental Health Inpatient Services: Inpatient Survey 2011 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT

Publication Date: 13 May 2012

Related document: Service Users' Views

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2011

Forensic Mental Health Services for Adults in Ireland Position Paper

Publication Date: 13 Fenruary 2011

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The Human Cost - An overview of the evidence on economic adversity and mental health and recommendations for action

Publication Date: 29 September 2011

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The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2009

Publication Date: 02 February 2011

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Restraint & Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2009

Publication Date: 02 February 2011

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

2010

Current Education and Training Available for Professionals Working in Mental Health Services

Publication Date: 15 September 2010

Cover Image - AVfaRMinIMHS

Mindmap - Teamwork Within Mental Services In Ireland

Publication Date: 1 June 2010

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Report for the MHC on Admission of Young People to Adult Mental Health Wards in the Republic of Ireland

Publication Date: 20 December 2010

Cover Image - Report on Admiss of Young People

Teamworking Within Mental Health Services in Ireland

Publication Date: 1 June 2010

Cover Image - Report on Admiss of Young People

2009

Framework for Public & Service User Involvement in Health and Social Care Regulation in Ireland

Publication Date: 10 December 2009

Cover Image - Public and SU involver

From Vision to Action? An Analysis of the Implementation of A Vision for Change

Publication Date: 19 November 2009

Cover Image - Vision to Action

Report on the Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Approved Centres in 2008

Publication Date: 20 December 2009

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

Report on the Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres in 2008

Publication Date: 1 June 2009

Cover Image - ECT Report 2012

Report of the Committee of Inquiry to review care and treatment practices in St Michael's Unit, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel and St Luke's Hospital, Clonmel

Publication Date: 3 April 2009

Cover Image - Report of Inquiry St LukesSt Micheals

Report of Joint Working Group on Mental Health Services & the Police 2009 (MHC & An Garda Síochána)

Publication Date: 10 September 2009

Cover Image - Rpt on Joint Working Group  - Gardai

The Headspace Toolkit - Guide Book

Publication Date: 22 November 2009

Cover Image - Tooklit Guide

The Headspace Toolkit - Jargon Buster

Publication Date: 22 November 2009

Cover Image - Toolkit Jargon Buster

The Headspace Toolkit - Power Tools

Publication Date: 22 November 2009

Cover Image - Toolkit Power Tools

2008

A Framework for Development A Recovery Approach Within the Irish Mental Health Services

Publication Date: February 2008

Cover Image - A Framework Dev Recov Approach

Position Paper The Recovery Journey A Recovery Approach Within the Irish MHS

Publication Date: March 2008

Cover Image - Postion Paper Recov Approach

Qualitative Analysis A Vision for A Recovery Model in Irish MHS

Publication Date: March 2008

Cover Image - Qualitative Analysis A VRM

Report on the Operation of Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 2001 - Section 42(4) Review

Publication Date: April 2008

Cover Image - Rpt on Op of Part 2 MHA2001

Tuarascáil ar Fheidhmiú Cuid 2 den Acht Meabhair-Shláinte 2001 (Section 42(4) Report)

Publication Date: April 2008

Cover Image - Rpt Irish on Op of Part 2 MHA2001

2007

Excellence In Mental Healthcare Records

Publication Date: February 2007

Cover Image - Excellence In MHCR

Leaflet - Involuntary Admission Procedures for Adults for Registered Medical Practitioners

Publication Date: March 2007

Cover Image - Leaflet Invol Admission for Adults

Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland

Publication Date: March 2007

Cover Image - Quality Framework

Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland Summary Leaflet

Publication Date: March 2007

Cover Image - Quality Framework

Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland Audit Toolkit

Publication Date: March 2007

Cover Image - QF Toolkit

2006

Community Mental Health Services in Ireland: Activity and Catchment Area Characteristics 2004

Publication Date: May 2006

Cover Image - Community MHSIrel

Discussion Paper Forensic Mental Health Services for Adults in Ireland

Publication Date: February 2006

Cover Image - Discussion Paper on Forensic MHS

Discussion Paper Multidisciplinary Team Working From Theory to Practice

Publication Date: January 2006

Cover Image - Disc Paper Mulitdis TW

Reference Guide Mental Health Act 2001 Part One Adults

Publication Date: March 2006

Cover Image - Ref Guide Adults

Reference Guide Mental Health Act 2001 Part Two Children

Publication Date: March 2006

Cover Image - Ref Guide Child

Report of the Committee of Inquiry Into Care and Treatment Practices in the Central Mental Hospital

Publication Date: November 2006

Cover Image - Rpt of Committee CMH

2005

Discussion Paper A Vision for a Recovery Model

Publication Date: 13 February 2005

Cover Image - AVfaRMinIMHS

Quality in Mental Health - Your Views

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

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