New Chair For Implementation of Sharing the Vision


Ms Catherine Brogan has taken up the role as independent Chair of the National Implementation and Monitoring Committee (NIMC) of Sharing the Vision – a Mental Health Policy for Everyone (2020-2030)

Ms Brogan, who took up the position in January 2024, succeeded the previous Chair, Mr John Saunders, whose term ended in December 2023.

The NIMC is responsible for driving and overseeing the implementation and roll out of Sharing the Vision, Ireland’s national mental health policy. Sharing the Vision is a whole system policy to enhance the provision of mental health services and supports across a broad continuum from promotion of positive mental health to specialist mental health service delivery.

Ms Catherine Brogan has a wealth of experience in the Mental Health Sector, including the Presidency of Mental Health Europe (2021-2024). She has recently served five years as Deputy CEO of Mental Health Ireland. Previous roles include Executive Director of Samaritans Ireland, Managing Partner, Advancing Recovery in Ireland (ARI) National Specialist Planner for Mental Health with the HSE and Acting Director for the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.