The Young Adult Service is a comprehensive mental health service especially designed to meet the needs of young people aged 18 - 25. It consists of an inpatient and day patient programme located at St Patrick's University Hospital and a community clinic located at the Dean Clinic Sandyford, Co Dublin.
Who are we?
We are a specialist multidisciplinary team with a wide range of clinical skills and experience in helping young people. We aim to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based assessment and treatment of mental health conditions that commonly affect young people. We hope to provide this in an environment that best caters for the needs of young people and their families.
We have a particular focus on early detection, prevention and intervention. One of our principles is to ensure that every person we help plays a central role in their treatment decisions and recovery. We want to make sure that each person has the best chance of recovering no matter how difficult the condition.
The Young Adult Service team is made up of doctors, nurses, cognitive behavioural therapists, a clinical psychologist, family therapist/social worker, occupational therapist, and group programme therapists.
What are the aims of the Young Adult Service?
- Promote an understanding and awareness of mental health problems and their treatment
- Provide a prompt comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment of mental health needs
- Provide an individualised programme of mental health treatments, therapies and support
- Promote recovery, support and reintegration back into normal life as soon as possible
- Promote well-being and personal development through psychosocial interventions focusing on self-esteem, problem solving, mental health education, self-awareness/management, coping skills, activity scheduling, socialisation, educational/ occupational support and placements
- Support the needs of your families and carers
- Liaise with you and your community mental health teams, support organisations, educational/work supports, and other service providers.
The Young Adult Service endorses the aims of the International Declaration on Youth Mental Health
Information about young adult mental health is available here.
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services Support & Information Line
Alcoholics Anonymous - 01 8420 700
Al-Teen - 01 8732 699
Anti-Bullying Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Bereavement Counselling Service - 01 8391 766
Bodywhys - 01 2835 126
CARI (helpline for children and families affected by sexual abuse) - 1890 924567 / 01 8308529
Cherish (counselling for single pregnant women and unmarried mothers) - 1890 662 212
Cura (pregnancy counselling service) - 1850 622 626
Drugs / HIV Helfpline - 1800 459 459
National Drugs Team - 1800 295 295
Dublin Simon Comunity 01-671 5551
Focus Ireland (homeless service) - 01 6712 555
Gamblers Anonymous - 01 8721 133
Gay Switchboard - 01 8721 055
GROW (promoting mental health) - 01 8734 029
Homeless persons - 1800 724 724
Irish national Eating Disorder Association - 01 4126 690
Jigsaw.ie - 01 4727010
LGBTmentalhealth.ie – 1890 929 539
Life Pregnancy Care Service - 1850 281 281
Mental Health Ireland - 01 284 1166
Narcotics Anonymous - 01 6728 000
National Learning Network - 1890 283 000
Out and About - 01 8338 252
Parent Line - 1890 927 277
Peter McVerry Trust
Pieta House - 01 628 2111
Rape Crisis Centre - 1800 778 888 / 01 6614 911
Recovery Ireland - 01 2620 775
Samaritans - 116 123 (free call no credit required)
Shine (Schizopherina Ireland) - 1890 621 631
Treoir (service for unmarried parents) - 01 6700 120
Victims Support 01 878 070
Women's Aid - 1800 341 900
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