We are working with the HSE through the Service Reform Fund to support the development and embedding of recovery-based, cost-effective services across Ireland; and a national initiative to develop opportunities for people with mental health difficulties to remain in, or to access, work in mainstream settings.

Recovery is about living as full and valued a life as possible while experiencing mental health difficulties. By putting recovery as the guiding principle of services, each person is supported on their journey towards an independent, self-directed life, centred on strengths, solutions, health, and wellness.

The employment initiative is being implemented using the evidence-based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach. Once this has been embedded in regional mental health and employment services it has potential reach to the 20,000 people with enduring mental health difficulties in Ireland who access mental health services.

This is a complex reform programme that has been developed in line with national mental health and disability policy and strategy in Ireland[1], which sets out a framework for building and fostering positive mental health across the entire community and for providing accessible, community-based, specialist services for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It works through the regional Community Health Organisations (CHOs) and the National Forensic Mental Health Services (NFMHS). 

Explore our interactive map of Ireland to view mental health initiatives funded through the Genio Trust. Use the filters to view by areas of interest and counties. Brief descriptions of each project are provided along with details of the grant awarded.

Complex Systems Change

19-21 Westland Square
Pearse St., Dublin 2, D02 YH27, Ireland
Phone +353 1 707 1700
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