Our History

Cork Mental Health Association was founded in 1962 to advocate for those with mental health difficulties and has grown and developed over the years into the organisation we see today.


In October 2006 Cork Mental Health Association changed its name to Cork Mental Health Housing Association, which deals with all housing development and management matters. A new company, Cork Mental Health Foundation, was set up to address the education and fundraising business of the former Cork Mental Health Association.

Cork Mental Health Housing Association is a voluntary organisation, which actively supports and empowers persons with a mental illness through the promotion and provision of high quality housing services. Cork Mental Health Foundation is also a voluntary organisation whose aims are to promote positive mental health, to support people with mental illnesses and to create awareness and understanding of mental illness.

The Foundation provides numerous educational projects which you can get more information on in our Education section of this website.
The Foundation also gives presentations, as requested, to community, voluntary and statutory groups in the area of mental health promotion.

Cork Mental Health Housing Association supports people with mental illnesses through building and managing Social Housing Projects in Cork City & County. Currently we have 35 properties supporting over 110 residents. You can get more detail on our housing projects in the housing section of our website.

Both Cork Mental Health Housing Association and Cork Mental Health Foundation rely heavily on our volunteers to support us in carrying out our work and we acknowledge their commitment and support in giving of their time so generously.