Category: Human Rights

Meeting the Taoiseach

Last Friday Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took time on his 40th birthday to visit DCU in the Community. John and Martha got to speak to him about the work of the recovery college, how coproduction is aiming to readdress the power imbalance in mental health services and how when the community come together and shed roles in a neutral educational space and become students it can be a powerful experience.

Public and Patients involved in Research

When you include people affected by issues in research you get better research, want to know more, there are two events coming up. PPI (Public and Patient Involvement)

DCU PPI Ignite Discussion Group 2 – What is needed for PPI in health and social care research?

When: 12:00-14:00 Wednesday 23rd January

Where: Room HG18, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU Glasnevin Campus


DCU PPI Ignite Seminar 3- Developing a PPI project

When: 13:00-14:00 Thursday 7th February

Where: Room HG06, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU Glasnevin Campus


A number of public and patient bursaries for travel expenses are available for this seminar. Please contact for more information by January 30th.

Mental Health Europe Manifesto

Have a look at where policy and mental health meet.

Public Consultation on draft national standards for adult safeguarding

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) have jointly developed draft national standards for adult safeguarding.

“All adults have a right to be safe and to live a life free from harm. Harm can come in many forms, and it affects people differently. But harm always impacts on the rights we are all entitled to enjoy”.

The public consultation will run until 5pm on 19 September 2018.