What impact have you had?
Every person who decides to use our services potentially benefits from it. Alone from January to August 2009, PPD has served approx. 630 adults and children and additionally about 500 people who have used PPD services online. Our service is an open service, easy to access, totally different from the medical model currently in operation in Ireland. It is very innovative especially in relation to work with immigrant communities. Clients who have used PPD services generally report improvement of: psychological and social functioning, relationships with other people, family functioning, personal empowerment, school/employment skills, emotional stability, and integration and adaptation process to new life circumstances.
1. Active cooperation and exchange experiences with government and non-governmental organizations in relation to improving the wellbeing of mainstream society and immigrant communities in Ireland – ongoing aim.
2. Establish effective forms of communication with Irish local health institutions in relation to clients requiring a specialized pharmacological treatment or hospitalization – ongoing aim.
3. Establish psycho-educative and prevention programmes to deal with the most difficult problems of communities which for reasons of insufficient resources the public services offer cannot cope with. – December 2010.
4. Promote mental health among children, teenagers and adults population – December 2010.
5. Provide fast and efficient crisis intervention and suicide prevention – December 2010.
6. Provide active support and development for the core staff, improving practical
and professional qualifications. Focus on ethical standards, assessment and supervision of staff / working environment - March 2010.
1. Public Policy changes
2. Positive image of mental health
3. Effective communication along mental health sectors
4. Prevention programmes along all age span groups
5. Better crisis intervention
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
- Secure funding
- A strong partnership with other mental health organizations. (for example HeadStrong) – 2010
- A cooperation agreement with the HSE – 2010
- A service provision agreement with the HSE – 2010
- New services opened along all counties in Ireland - 2010-11
- International cooperation - 2010-11
What would prevent your project from being a success?
- Lack of funding
- No impact on the governmental body
- No changes in public policies