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

There are three key areas of work:

  • Advancing Recovery - Developing more outward facing services in partnership with service users, families and carers, local communities, the voluntary sector and other mainstream supports. This is in the process of being embedded in every regional mental health service in Ireland. 
  • Employment - A national initiative to implement Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based model that provides opportunities for people with mental health difficulties to remain in, or to access, competitive employment in mainstream setttings. Embedding IPS within mental health and employment services nationally will provide access to 20,000 people with enduring mental health difficulties in Ireland who use mental health services.
  • Community based living - Successful proposals are supporting people with mental health difficulties to identify and address their housing needs and to optimise their opportunities to live independently in the community. 

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.

Grants were awarded through the HSE community structures, Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) around the country. CHOs invited consortia – including people with lived experience, family members, service providers and community groups – to work together to develop the proposals for these grants. Funding was awarded through the Genio Trust after a rigorous application process jointly assessed by the HSE and Genio with direct input from service users and family representatives.

For further enquiries please contact: 
  • Sharon Lane | Programme Manager - Mental Health | Genio | [email protected]

  • John McCusker | Operations and Improvements Manager | Mental Health Services Directorate, Health Service Executive | [email protected]

Recovery - Recovery is about people experiencing and living with mental health challenges in their lives and the personal goals they want to achieve regardless of the presence of those mental health issues. This recognises their right to create a good life, make a home, engage in meaningful work or learning and build good relationships with family, friends and people in their community.

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