Founder's Day 2020 conference available to view online

This year, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ annual Founder’s Day conference took place online on Friday, 27 November, with a recording of the event now available to watch online.

Essential features of mental health services

Essential features of mental health services

Focusing on the theme of ‘Shaping the Future of Irish Mental Healthcare’, the conference looked at the key features of an excellent mental health service, particularly when considering this year's new government and national mental health policy, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This half-day conference explored a comprehensive range of perspectives, with each speaker presenting a short 10-minute talk on what they feel are the key areas for consideration in mental health services.

Former United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Dainius Puras, delivered the keynote address and other speakers were:

Continuous Professional Development

We have been made aware of some changes to the availability of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points for the conference.

Continuous Professional Development

We previously advised that external CPD points were available for those who either attended the live conference or watch the recording, but we have since been advised that these points are only awarded for those in attendance on the day.

If you attended the live conference on Friday, 27 November, you are eligible to receive:

  • four external CPD points and a half day's study leave from the ICGP, with these points transferable to the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (CPI)
  • four CPD points from the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
  • two CPD points from the PSI.

If you did not attend the live conference but watch back the recording of the event:

  • you are eligible to claim up to four personal learning credits from the ICGP, with one credit awarded for every one hour of the event watched
  • you can document this in your learning log for PSI members, but the PSI will not issue a certificate for this
  • the IACP will not award external CPD points or personal learning credits.

Event recording

You can now watch the conference online below. If you have any queries about the event, please do not hesitate to contact

Event recording

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