In February 2008, we decided to set up a not for profit organisation aimed at raising the awareness of the lack of services for the many many people with both a mental health problem such as depression and addiction issues. We are aware of and work with other campaigners in the mental health sector, trying to improve services, but there is no other organisation focused purely on trying to improve services for people with a dual diagnosis.
Since then we have set up this website, run an advertising campaign, completed mailshots and set up a mailing list to communicate with people working in this area. We have also helped people who have difficulties trying to find the right service. We also run events for people working in this area.
Our aims are quite simple.
We passionately want people with a mental health and addiction problem to get the right kind of treatment at the first time of asking.
As soon as this aim has been achieved DDI will dissolve.Though as you will see from people’s personal stories this is unlikely to happen soon.
Every thing we do is led by volunteers, we have no paid employees or overheads. Most of our expenses have been paid out of our own pockets, though recently we have started receiving donations from people we have helped or have been impressed with the work we do
For more information on the founders of Dual Diagnosis Ireland, please click here.