Psychology Skills (Older Adults) is a programme for older adults that aims to provide skills to improve awareness of emotions and learn how to better manage them.
The group is designed for older adults who:
- Are experiencing depression and/or anxiety
- Have had little previous contact with psychology services
- Are willing to engage in behavioural change and practice new skills
- Are able to travel to the hospital every week
The group is not suitable for patients in special care, those with active psychosis, or moderate to severe cognitive impairment. Eight skills are provided over 16 weeks. Sessions run on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm in St Patrick’s University Hospital.
This programme is available for inpatients and day patients.