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  • National Children’s Office -
    The National Children's Office is the only Government Agency, which aims to improve all aspects children's lives, as set out in the National Children's Strategy.

  • National Disability Authority -
    The National Disability Authority, on behalf of the State, promotes and helps secure the rights of people with disabilities.


  • Health Research Board -
    The Health Research Board promotes, funds, commissions and conducts medical, epidemiological and health services research in Ireland.

  • The Irish Council for Bioethics -
    The Irish Council for Bioethics/Comhairle Bithetice na hEireann is as an independent, autonomous body which considers ethical issues raised by recent developments in science and medicine.

  • National Institute for Health Sciences -
    The National Institute of Health Sciences is a Mid-Western Health Board initiative for developing an educational and research infrastructure.

  • Irish Social Science Data Archive -
    The Irish Social Science Data Archive was established within the auspices of the Institute for Study of Social Change and fills a long recognised need in Ireland.  The ISSDA holds, processes and harmonises machine readable data from various surveys etc.

  • Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences -
    The Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences was established to develop Ireland’s research capacity and skills base in a rapidly changing global environment where knowledge is key to economic and social growth.

  • Economic Research & Social Institute -
    The ERSI mission is to produce high quality research, with a core focus on Ireland’s economic and social development, in order to inform policy-making and societal understanding.

  • HSE Libraries Online -



  • Mental Health Ireland -
    Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.

  • Aware -
    Aware is a voluntary organisation formed by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population whose lives are directly affected by depression.

  • Schizophrenia Ireland -
    Schizophrenia Ireland is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by schizophrenia and related illnesses, through the promotion and provision of high quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.

  • Alzheimer Society of Ireland -
    The Alzheimer Society of Ireland was established by a group of carers with the aim of providing support and services to people with dementia and their carers.

  • Irish Advocacy Network -
    The Irish Advocacy Network exists to promote and facilitate Peer Advocacy on an island wide basis. This is achieved through the provision of Information and support for mental health service users and or survivors. The network aims to support people in speaking up for themselves and in achieving empowerment by taking control of their own lives.

  • GROW -
    GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.  Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. GROW, founded in Australia in 1957 by former mental sufferers, has a national network of over 130 Groups in Ireland. Its principal strength is the support members give each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health. GROW is grant aided by all of the Health Boards and by the Department of Health and Children.

  • The Irish Association of Suicidology -
    The IAS set out to be a forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences.

  • National Federation of Voluntary Bodies – Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disability -
    The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies is the national umbrella organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Bodywhys, The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland -
    Bodywhys is a national charity which offers support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.


  • Age & Opportunity -
    Age & Opportunity is the Irish national agency working to challenge negative attitudes to ageing and older people and promote greater participation by older people in society.


  • Department of Health UK -

  • Medical Research Council -
    The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) is a national organisation funded by the UK taxpayer.  It promotes research into all areas of medical and related science with the aims of improving the health and quality of life of the UK public and contributing to the wealth of the nation.

  • NHS National Electronic Library for Health -

  • RoyalCollege of Psychiatry -

  • The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health -
    The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH) is a charity that works to improve the quality of life for people with severe mental health problems. It carries out research, development and training work to influence policy and practice in health and social care.

  • Electronic Library for Social Care -
    eLSC is a free online resource owned and managed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). It provides a single point of access to an extensive range of social care knowledge, including practice information, skills tutorials, and around 70,000 abstracts of books, reports, research papers, journals, official publications and articles.

  • SANE -
    SANE is a UK organisation aims to raise awareness and respect for people with mental illness and their families, improve education and training, and secure better services.

  • Mental Health Alliance -
    Coalition of over 60 organisations bringing together people using mental health services, carers, voluntary sector organisations, NHS managers and professionals.

  • Mental Health Foundation -




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