‘Sharing the Vision’ is the successor to ‘A Vision for Change’ that was launched in 2006. It carries forward those elements of the original policy that still have relevance in-light of expert opinion. It incorporates new recommendations as appropriate to enhance national policy, while simultaneously aligning with the ten-year vision for reform and transformation of Ireland’s health and social care services encapsulated in the Sláintecare report.
Sharing the Vision focuses on developing a broad based, whole system mental health policy for the whole of the population. A large-scale consultation process informed the recommendations in this policy, and directly engaged a wide range of stakeholders, including people with personal experience, family members, community and voluntary sector groups and staff.
Sharing the Vision: A Mental Health Policy for Everyone
The policy is action-oriented and focused on better outcomes for people experiencing mental health difficulties to bring about tangible changes in their lives and achieve better results. By concentrating on outcomes this ‘refresh’ supports significant changes in the delivery of mental health services.