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Alarming Rise in Rates of Adolescent Self-Harm
Ahead of their upcoming conference on 1st March, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Pieta House are urging parents, school-teachers and caregivers across the country to get educated on the subject of self-harm.
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We need to talk about Self-Harm
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Ireland’s largest independent mental health service provider in partnership with Pieta House, Ireland’s centre for the prevention of suicide and self-harm, are delighted to announce that they are taking a conversation about self-harm to the Aviva Stadium on March 1st 2017, Self-Injury Awareness Day.
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St Patrick’s sign new MOU with TCD
The Memorandum of Understanding will enable St Patrick’s pharmacy and TCD to

  • Formally establish teaching, research, and clinical links
  • Facilitate professional development in pharmacy
  • Encourage research
  • Work together for the provision of excellence in patient care
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    Walk in My Shoes Radio to take on Guinness World Record this Mental Health Awareness Week
    Walk in My Shoes Radio returns to broadcast live from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services from 10th – 14th October
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    Survey shows 22% say they would conceal suicidal thoughts
    Findings released today by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day indicate that stigma is still a significant barrier which prevents people from seeking help for mental health difficulties.
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    SPMHS 2015 Annual Report published Download the 2015 Annual Report here.

    When Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick’s
    Cathedral and noted author, founded St Patrick’s
    Hospital 270 years ago, he was a pioneer in
    recognising that people with mental health
    issues needed a specialist service to provide care,
    treatment and a voice.

    Today his vision of holistic and humane care continues
    to drive St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Ireland’s
    leading not-for-profit mental health organisation.

    Outcomes Report Summary 2015 published

    SPMHS’s 2015 Outcomes Report contains clinical, governance and operational outcome measures relating to the many services provided by St. Patrick's Mental Health Services. The report collates, analyses and synthesises information relating to the service outcomes, with respect to its clinical care pathways, clinical governance processes and clinical processes.
    Download here.

    Art meets Mental Health at "BE KIND TO YIZZER MIND" exhibition Damn Fine Print, in collaboration with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, has launched its exciting “Be Kind to Yizzer Mind” Exhibition at the Art Space in St Patrick’s University Hospital, featuring an original series of screen prints and wall murals from a collection of artists inspired by one thought; mental health matters.

    Damn Fine Print and St Patrick’s collaborated with some of Ireland’s most talented artists including Finbar 247, Shane O Malley, Will St. Leger, Vanessa Power, Eimear Gavin, Neil Dune, Steve McCarthy, Aoife Dooley and Kim Willoughby, who all came together to use the walls at St Patrick’s as a blank canvas to create art works that inspire positive mental health. more...

    Keeping emotionally well during exam time With the Leaving Cert kicking off in a couple of weeks’ time, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services has advice for students and their parents on how to mind their mental health during this particularly stressful period. more...

    Hundreds flock to Dublin's first Mental Health fair St Patrick’s Mental Health Services hosted Dublin’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair, a free-of-charge event that aimed to educate and inform the public with a particular focus on wellness. more...

    Dublin's first Mental Health Fair St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are delighted to announce the confirmed line-up of speakers for Dublin’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair taking place at St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin 8 on Saturday 21st May. more...

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    Mar 5th
    The Thin Man St Patrick's Mental Health Services will host the play "The Thin Man" on March 5th at Tickets & programme details here.

    Mar 11th
    St Edmundsbury GP Talk
    Difficult to Treat Depression
    St. Patrick's welcome GPs to this free talk in St. Edmundsbury on March 11th. This GP talk titled 'Difficult to Treat Depression' will award 2.25 CPD points from ICGP.
    The aim of the talk is to provide guidance for treatment for GPs, as well as information and outcomes about programmes available for GP referral. Tickets & programme details here.

    Mar 1st Self Harm Awareness Conference St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in partnership with Pieta House will hold its second Self Harm Awareness Conference in the AVIVA Stadium on 1st March 2017.Tickets & programme details here.

    From Nov 1st 2016 St Patrick’s Mental Health Services “Anything Goes” Art Exhibition is now on display in the Art Space at St Patrick’s University Hospital.

    The exhibition includes paintings and drawings using oils, acrylics, water colours, and pastels, graphics, pottery/sculpture and mixed media contributed by staff and service users of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

    Head of Communications at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Sarah Surgenor said “This is one of the most important initiatives that we run at St Patrick’s and we are very proud that we have the opportunity here at the hospital to bring art to the core of mental health recovery.

    All pieces are on display in St Patrick’s Art Space for the next three months and we welcome the public to visit the hospital and enjoy our creative exhibition.

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