About us

Welcome to St Patrick's Mental Health Services, Ireland's largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service.

At St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS), we provide community and outpatient care through our Dean Clinics and day patient services through our Wellness and Recovery Centre. We offer a multidisciplinary inpatient service through our three approved centres: St Patrick’s University Hospital (241 beds); St Patrick's Hospital Lucan (52 beds); and Willow Grove Adolescent Unit (16 beds). We also provide a Homecare Service and remote access to our services through phone, video or online channels.

Our vision is to see a society where all citizens are empowered and given the opportunity to live mentally healthy lives. We work to provide the highest quality mental healthcare, to promote mental wellbeing and mental health awareness, and to advocate for the rights of those experiencing mental health difficulties. We achieve this through a human rights-based approach, through the enhancement of evidence-based knowledge, and by striving to be at the cutting-edge of new initiatives and advances in the field.

SPMHS is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20000370).

Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral and noted author, founded St Patrick’s Hospital over 270 years ago.

Now known as St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, the hospital is driven by the same vision, energy and determination first demonstrated by Dean Swift in 1746.

We aspire to be a recognised leader in the following;

  • The provision of quality mental healthcare
  • The promotion of mental health awareness
  • The protection of the rights and integrity of those experiencing mental health difficulties.


For general queries, please call us. For more on mental health and our services, see our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

01 249 3200 See our FAQs


Contact Referral and Assessment Service for queries regarding referrals to our services.

01 249 3635 See more from our referrals team