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Young Adult Service

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 programmes located at St Patrick's University Hospital and a community clinic located at the Dean Clinic Sandyford.

Treatment approaches

Adolescence and early adulthood is a critical time for personal development. It is also the age (before 25) when 75% of mental health difficulties develop.

Treatment approaches

The impact of these conditions can have a devastating impact making it particularly difficult for young people to establish their own independence and goals. Yet most of these conditions are very treatable and if caught early, most people will make a good recovery. 

Mental health conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance dependence
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders.

Recovery can be a slow and frustrating process with setbacks and problems initially may seem insurmountable. However, it is vital to understand that with the right help most people will recover from their conditions and return to a normal fulfilling life. The skills learned through the process of mental health treatment and recovery will stand to you in the future, helping you to recognize the risks of relapse, the best ways of seeking help and preventing recurrences.

Addressing age-appropriate psychological and social factors are essential in rebuilding young people’s lives.

It aims to help young people to develop the skills necessary for managing their conditions and putting their lives back together again through quality education and support. It encourages routine, socialization with peers and personal responsibility.

The programme works closely with the young person and with other programme coordinators to give the young person the best guidance possible in order to promote confidence and competence in working with their mental health diagnosis.

Primary therapies and groups used

Primary therapies and groups used

Secondary therapies and groups used

Secondary therapies and groups used

Locations

The Young Adult Service in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services consists of an inpatient located at St Patrick's University Hospital and a community clinic located at the Dean Clinic Sandyford, Co Dublin.

Locations

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Young Adult Group Programmes