The Central Mental Hospital Carers Group is made up of relatives and friends of patients in the Central Mental Hospital. We care about our sons, daughters or friends. We try to assist them to gain well being and recovery. We work with the hospital staff, doctors and nurses for the benefit of the patients, who sometimes can have difficulties representing themselves.
We sometimes campaign for changes in government policies, legislation or health practices which are not in the interest of our cared ones.
The Carers Group was set up on the initiative and with the help of the social work staff of the hospital. It was originally intended as a support group for parents and families of patients in the hospital. It developed as that but also as a group to represent patient and carers interests inside and outside the hospital. It has had many successes especially its campaign against the government's plan to relocate the hospital to a new prison site in north County Dublin.