Advocacy

 

 

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) makes various submissions to a range of groups and organisations, as well as statements on a number of important and topical issues.

For the most recent PSI submissions and statements please see the links below.

 

2023

16 November 2023 - PSI concerned about the psychological wellbeing of those affected by the war in Gaza & Israel

05 October 2023 - PSI Pre-budget 2024 submission

28 July 2023 - Update on work undertaken by the PSI ADMA Working Group to include psychologists within the prescribed classes of healthcare professionals under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act, 2015

28 February 2023 - The Psychological Society of Ireland's opening statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Autism meeting to discuss services and supports provided by the State for autistic people

23 February 2023 - The Psychological Society of Ireland's written submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Autism

15 February 2023 - The Psychological Society of Ireland’s response to the call from the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child: Draft General Comment No. 26


2022

02 December 2022 - Chief Health and Social Care Professional (HSCP) Officer in the Department of Health. Announcement that Expressions of Interest are invited to the HR Unit of the Department of Health for secondment for an initial 3-year period to the Department of Health.

15 November 2022 - The Psychological Society of Ireland opening statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science roundtable discussion on mental health supports in schools and tertiary education

28 October 2022 - The Psychological Society of Ireland pronouncement regarding the invitation to contribute ideas on the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) responses in crises and emergencies

18 October 2022 - The Psychological Society of Ireland opening statement to the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health to consider issues relating to perinatal mental health

13 October 2022 - The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) welcomes the Oireachtas Sub-Committee Report on Pre-Legislative Security of the Draft Heads of Bill to Amend the Mental Health Act 2001

10 August 2022 - PSI Pre-budget 2023 Submission

30 May 2022 - Joint submission from PSI and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists to the public consultation on the Autism Innovation Strategy (this submission was made by the IASLT with input from PSI's Special Interest Group in Autism)

08 April 2022 - PSI letter to Chair of the Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services (NRSCS) Professor Philip Nolan supporting calls for allocation of psychology personnel to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) 

05 April 2022 - PSI Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health Meeting for Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill

05 April 2022 - PSI Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (Roundtable Discussion on the Future Funding of Higher Education)

04 March 2022 - PSI statement on Conflict in Ukraine. Click here for the Ukrainian translation and here for the Russian translation.

22 February 2022 - PSI statement on the Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use

14 January 2022 - PSI Letter to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly regarding the disparity in funding for psychology trainees

2021

29 October 2021 - PSI HPSI Statement of Purpose

27 September 2021 - PSI Pre-budget 2022 Submission

09 September 2021 - PSI Statement on the Disability Access Route to Education - Sept 2021

31 March 2021 - PSI Submission to the Public Consultation on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001

2020

08 December 2020 - Assessment of Need (AON) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) - Opening Statement from PSI, AOTI and IASLT to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration. For accompanying case vignettes please click here.

21 September 2020 - PSI Pre-budget 2021 Submission

05 June 2020 -  Statement from the President of the Psychological Society of Ireland on Racism

25 May 2020 - PSI Letter to Party Leaders re Meeting the Psychological Need Arising from COVID-19 

27 February 2020 - Health & Social Care Professional Alliance (HSCPA): Letter to Minister for Health regarding advertisement of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) post

23 January 2020 - Psychological Society of Ireland: Manifesto for a Psychologically Healthier Ireland (Jan. 2020 )

 

2019

04 December 2019 - Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health: To address the development of mental health services and workforce planning 

20 September 2019 - Comment from the Psychological Society of Ireland regarding proposed line management duties of Children’s Disability Network Managers 

05 September 2019 - PSI Pre-Budget Submission 2020

10 May 2019 - PSI submission for the Regulation of Harmful Content on Online Platforms and the Implementation of the Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 

 

2018

18 September 2018 - PSI response to the Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care's Second Interim Report

04 September 2018 - PSI submission to A Vision for Change Oversight Group

27 March 2018 - PSI Review of the Assessment of Need Standard Operating Procedure (AON SOP)

21 February 2018 - PSI submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

07 February 2018 - PSI submission on the HSE ASD Diagnostic Protocol Draft

01 February 2018 - PSI review of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Standard Operating Procedure

 

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