Tag: mental health

Bríd slams goverment on cuts to mental health services at Linn Dara

Yet again, the beds at the Linn Dara facility In Cherry Orchard have been cut from 24 to 13. a huge reduction in a vital service for young people struggling with mental health issues. This comes at a time of

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Suicide stats in Dublin South Central, Clondalkin and Tallaght show the bitter fruits of successive Government’s policies

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit        21/05/2018 Brid Smith TD for Dublin South Central has said that figures for suicide rates among young mothers in Ballyfermot, Clondalkin and Tallaght are shocking and the bitter fruits of

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Brid Smith TD queries ongoing staff shortages at Linn Dara, Dáil 28.9.17

6 SUICIDES, MOSTLY YOUNG WOMEN. That’s the shocking record over the Summer in the area served by Linn Dara mental health facility. And yet beds are closed in it. Why? Becuase they can’t get enough nurses. Why? Becuase they won’t

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Psychiatric nurses vote to strike – why wouldn’t they!

Dáil, June 8. Brid speaks in support of our nurses in the mental health services.  

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