Professionals and families together
build a team of support and understanding and respect for the
sufferer's true individual being and individual needs without any conditions.
Mother and father reach out to one and
another, without blame - guilt - shame. Both are parents, their
child needs them both.
As parents we are responsible for the well being of our children. Professionals are responsible for providing the best possible treatment to everyone with respect and patience. The society is responsible for protecting our human rights.
The Worldwide Charter for
Action on Eating Disorders ,
European Charter for
The rights of psychiatric patients in Ireland and
The British Patient's Charter
tell us about our rights. (Interesting is the difference between
these charters )
Amnesty International Irish Section states very clearly ' that recovery from mental health problems is a human right '
It is the firm view of Mental Health Ireland that if progress is to be made towards equality in services irrespective of status, income or address, then urgent action and legislative reform is an absolute necessity’
The hospital treatment in another EU
country can be an important factor in saving life's.
EU citizens have the right in certain
circumstances to seek treatment in another EU member state, if this
treatment, when it is needed is not available in the home country.
We are aware of some cases, where the
HSE have covered the treatment costs of Irish eating disorder sufferers in other EU
member state countries.
In cases such as these a necessary immediate
treatment for eating disorder sufferers was not available in Ireland
at the time due to long waiting lists. These sufferers had to go
abroad to receive the immediate treatment they were entitled to.
Unfortunately these rules and
regulations are too often not made very clear to the Irish public.
Sufferers and their families don't know about these rules and
But Ireland is a member state of the EU
and therefore bound to comply with these rules and regulations.
them ! These rights have saved Irish life's.
We can work together with
professionals and national decision makers.
never forget: all our actions are only then fruitful, if they
directly help the sufferers!
Regardless of social backgrounds,
financial means or place of residence all eating distress
sufferers have the right to live healthy in body mind and soul.
If we all
work together and with the right professional
treatment programmes available in the whole country, with the
financial support through HSE and insurance companies and with the
unconditional love of families and friends :
Recovery is possible for every single one