At least 30 million euro is needed to keep mental health services afloat in what's going to be one of the worst winters in living memory.
That's according to Mental Health Reform, which is calling for 80 million euro in next months budget.
It says successive governments have failed to deal with chronic understaffing, particularly in crisis action and 24-hour assistance teams.
Chief executive Fiona Coyle says this winter is going to be difficult:
Fiona Coyle says that investment of 30 million euro is the bare minimum: