Speaking at the launch, Dublin Central TD Maureen O’Sullivan (Ind), a member of the group, said one in seven adults in Ireland will have experienced a mental health difficulty in the last year.
“It’s important that Budget 2016 doesn’t leave these people behind,” said Deputy O’Sullivan.
“Early intervention measures like the Counselling in Primary Care service need to be extended to reach people on low to middle incomes. Psychology services in primary care should also be further developed.
“Giving people quick and easy access to the support they need is vital for their recovery.”
Deputy O’Sullivan added: “It is also important that support is given to those organisations working with children and young people, encouraging them to take care of their mental health, as well as their physical health.”