Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
An 8 week programme focussing on how to manage thoughts and emotions more effectively, with an emphasis on mindfulness skills and connecting with values.
Access to Recovery Programme
It is designed to provide an individualised and coordinated treatment programme that is open and accessible
Alcohol / Chemical Step Down Programme
A 12 week programme is designed to meet the needs of people who have recently been discharged and in early recovery of drug or alcohol abuse, or for those who are struggling with recovery or relapse.
Art therapy involves the planned and creative use of art to accomplish individualised clinical goals within a therapeutic relationship with an art therapist. Art therapy is also known as art psychotherapy, as its practice is firmly rooted in psychotherapy. Art therapy is an allied health profession distinct from art classes, art as recreation or arts in health practices.
Anxiety Disorders Programme
This programme, based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Mindfulness Based approaches, focuses on addressing the physical, psychological and behavioural aspects of the anxiety disorder using group psychotherapy.
Bipolar Education Programme
The Bipolar Education Programme offers educational and supportive interventions in the ‘Post Acute’ phase of a person’s Bipolar illness, so that recovery and the development of self-management skills are supported.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach which is based on scientific principles and which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems.
Compassion Focused Therapy
The Compassion Focused Therapy programme was developed for service users whose mental health difficulties are maintained by high levels of shame and self-criticism, and who are motivated to work on these issues with others in a group. The group aims to help participants learn new ways of understanding their difficulties and develop a different way of relating to themselves.
Compassion Focused Therapy - Eating Disorders
This is a 25 session closed group which offers a comprehensive psychological therapy for individuals who can manage recovery from their eating disorder in the community.
This is an eight-week comprehensive Family Training Programme designed to empower any family member/Concerned Significant Other ‘Living with Addiction’.
Depression Recovery Programme
In line with international best practice guidelines for depression, the Depression Recovery Service offers a group based stepped care approach using an ABC model (Activating Depression, Building Recovery, Compassionate Resilience.
Eating Disorder Programme
The programme consists of a team of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated in working together to treat and support individuals and carers towards recovery from an eating disorder.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an evidence based treatment for some severe and persistent mental illnesses that is used in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in line with guidance from the Mental Health Commission.
Group Schema Therapy
Group Schema Therapy (GST) is a closed long-term group designed to treat individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The group provides an evidenced based treatment to service users.
Healthy Self-Esteem Programme
This programme is for people who struggle with low self-esteem. It is directed towards people who are interested and motivated to find out how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help them understand and improve their self-esteem through implementation of the key concepts and techniques of CBT.
Living Through Distress
The Living Through Distress Programme is aimed at service users who find their emotions difficult to regulate. Participants often report urges to self-harm or carry out behaviours that are self-damaging.
Living Through Psychosis
The Living Through Psychosis Group aims to provide skills necessary to cope with the distress that living with psychosis can bring.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course focuses on empowering people to open up to their experiences, ‘be present’ and cultivate the kinder, compassionate self.
This programme is aimed at individuals who suffer with depression and as a result, reduced interaction or motivation to participate in life activities. The course aims to help individuals feel more empowered in their mood management.
Pathways to Wellness
The Pathways to Wellness Programme is a group based support and reengagement programme for individuals lacking motivation, confidence and opportunity to change and move forward towards their recovery.
Psychology Skills (Older Adults)
Programme for older adults that aims to provide skills to improve awareness of emotions and learn how to better manage them.
Psychosis Recovery Programme
The psychosis recovery programme is an intensive 3 week programme catering for both inpatient and day patients. It aims to provide education around psychosis, recovery strategies and specialist cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) skills to help participants cope with the distressing symptoms of psychosis.
Radical Openness (RO) is a group therapy programme for people who struggle with emotional over-control i.e. inhibited emotional expression, maintaining aloof and distant relationships and having rigid and rule governed behaviour.
Recovery (WRAP®) Programme
The Recovery Programme is directed at mental health service users who are discharged or who may want to avoid coming into hospital. The main emphasis of the Recovery Programme is the creation of your own WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). It aims to educate each person, allowing them to self monitor their mental health using their WRAP® Plan and to address factors that may impede or support their Recovery.
Roles in Transition
The aim of this programme is to enable service users acknowledge changes they may need to make in their roles and relationships during their transition to wellness in order to maintain their recovery.
This is a psychological therapy group for older adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and /or depression and are interested in applying a psychological approach to their difficulties.