Research and Education

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is at the forefront of clinical research in the area of psychiatry and mental health. We are working to be an international leader in mental health research and in the provision of mental health care education and training.

Working with the Trinity College Dublin School of Psychiatry, we have developed a vigorous and broad-based programme of clinical research, and an internationally recognised research department. In addition, work is ongoing to integrate research into core clinical practice.

The establishment of the Empowering Recovery Mental Health Research Institute was outlined in the Changing Minds Changing Lives. strategic plan. The vision is that this institute will be a major international centre for enlightened and pioneering research in the field of mental health. Importantly, the research agenda of the institute will be shaped and monitored by a service user steering group.

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