Mental Health Commission

Our Values: Dignity and Respect, Human Rights, Confidentiality, Quality, Accountable and Transparent, Person-Directed

Learn more about the Mental Health Commission

For the Public

One of the main functions of the Mental Health Commission is to protect the interests of people using mental health services particularly where a person is admitted against their will. We aim to do this by promoting high standards and good practices across mental health services in Ireland and by monitoring practices in services to ensure that the law is followed by health professionals and service providers.

We have published a number of documents aimed at helping you understand more about how your rights and interests are protected by the law and by us.

We have produced information on the following areas:

  • Your Guide to the Mental Health Act 2001
  • Having a Mental Health Tribunal
  • Your Guide to Admission, Transfer and Discharge
  • Information on the use of ECT, seclusion and restraint
  • Information for Young People
  • Information for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Listening to Your Views
  • How to make a complaint about a mental health service

The above information is available via the relevant section on the left hand menu.



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