Political Party Views on Mental Health

Here you can find position papers and other information regarding the stance of the various political parties and independents on mental health in Ireland.

(Click on the wording in italics to bring you to the relevant reports)



Anti-Austerity Alliance


Published: Unknown


Fine Gael/Current Government

Connecting for Life – Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020


Fianna Fáil

Improving Mental Health – An Ireland for All

Published: January 2016


Promoting Positive Youth Mental Health

Published: Unknown


Green Party

Mental Health Policy

Published: October 2015


Labour Party

Better Mental Health – Labour’s plan for improving access to mental health services

Published: February 2016


People Before Profit

Healthcare Policy

Published: Unknown


 Sinn Fein

Better4Health – A Sinn Féin Plan for Universal Healthcare

Published: May 2017

Specific pages: 11, 64, 65



The Situation 10 Years Ago

A Vision for Change – Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy