Homecare Service

We have introduced a homecare service, offering all the elements of our inpatient programmes, but provided to you remotely in your own home.

Innovative mental healthcare

Innovative mental healthcare

This award-winning service involves the highest levels of one-to-one mental health support, delivered remotely through daily or more frequent contact over videocall and other technological channels.We have also liaised with local pharmacies to safely arrange supplies of medication you may need as part of your support.

For more information on this and all our remote services, call us on 01 249 3333.

If you are a GP referring your patient to our remote services, please call 01 249 3635.

What can I expect from the service?

What can I expect from the service?

If you are availing of the homecare service, you will:

  1. Be assigned to one of our multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), which, depending on your needs, typically includes a consultant psychiatrist, nurse, occupational therapist, psychologist or social worker; your MDT will discuss your care at weekly meetings
  2. Be contacted by a member of your MDT at least once every day, by videocall where available and, where not, by phone
  3. Have your medication and prescribing reviewed as regularly as other inpatient service users, with measures to ensure you receive any new medication being followed through
  4. Receive appropriate individual therapy sessions with members of your MDT, delivered by videocall
  5. Be provided with ongoing psychotherapeutic interventions, delivered remotely
  6. Have support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

View our brochure about the service

How do I access the service?

Currently, unless your mental health need indicates that you would benefit more from treatment onsite, we are recommending the homecare service for all adult and adolescent referrals.

How do I access the service?

Referrals are provided from your GP or healthcare provider, who can find out more about the service here.

We understand that, with the current public health challenge, you may experience difficulty in getting an appointment with your GP or you may prefer not to visit your GP surgery. If this is the case, and if you require care and treatment for your mental health, you can contact our Support and Information Line from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 01 249 3333 or emailing info@stpatsmail.com: our team will be able to assist in processing your referral.

If you need immediate mental health support or if you have an urgent query in relation to referrals or treatment outside of these hours, please call 01 249 3200.

All new referrals for inpatient services are being reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist and a team of experienced clinicians to ensure best practice.

The service is supported by the main health insurers. If you have a question about health insurance, you can refer to our health insurance information.

A note on confidentiality

A note on confidentiality

Please note that, in order to adhere to data protection legislation and to ensure confidentiality, audio or visual recording of remote engagements by any means is not permitted. In all circumstances, recording can only occur with the full, expressed and prior agreement of everyone concerned.

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More information

More information

Mental Health Initiative of the Year 2020

Mental Health Initiative of the Year 2020

Our Homecare Service was named as the Mental Health Initiative of the Year at the 2020 Irish Healthcare Awards.

Find out more here.

Irish Healthcare Awards 2020 Winner

Support and Information

Take your first step by making a call: speak to a mental health professional today.

01 249 3333 info@stpatsmail.com

Referral and Assessment Service

Contact us for queries regarding referrals to our service.

01 249 3635 Referrals & Admissions