Mental Health Commission

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Services provided or to be provided to the public

Since 2002, the Mental Health Commission (MHC) operates as a public body promoting high standards and good practices in the delivery of mental health services to protect the interests of persons admitted and/or detained under the Mental Health Act 2001 (as amended). Its remit was extended in December 2015. Under the provisions of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015, the Decision Support Service (DSS) was established. The DSS will support decision-making by, and for, adults with capacity difficulties.

Details of services being provided, and to be provided, are present on the MHC website. These include the following:


In carrying out its statutory functions, the MHC has undertaken, published and funded reports in respect of the services highlighted above. Further information can be accessed through the following links:

Contact Details

Waterloo Exchange, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4

Ph: 353(1) 636 2400

Fax: 353(1) 636 2440

Eircode: D04 E5W7

GPS coordinates: 53°19'58.6"N 6°14'36.9"W