2018 Pre-budget submission: Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in Budget 2018

The External Affairs and Policy department of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland submitted the following to the Department of Finance in advance of the 2018 Budget. The mission of the College is to promote excellence in the practice of Psychiatry. The College, formed in 2009, is the professional and training body for psychiatrists in […]

‘If you’ve met one individual with autism, you have met one individual with autism’

Current research suggests that over 1 in 100 people may be on the autistic spectrum. However Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is largely misunderstood as people with ASD have an increased risk of psychiatric illness but only 50% having intellectual disability. The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland are today running an Autism Seminar on pathways of care/service for adults with Autism Spectrum […]

‘Lid must be lifted’ on Financial Abuse of vulnerable adults

The National Safeguarding Committee (NSC) has kicked off a nationwide public awareness campaign to encourage greater vigilance among the State, Financial and Nursing Home sectors as well as among family members and carers to root out Financial Abuse of vulnerable people. The College of Psychiatrists fully supports the campaign as a member of the NSC. […]

‘Mental health is a class issue. With money you can buy help’

Funding falls far short of international norms, says College of Psychiatrists. This article was published in the Irish Times on 14th October 2017 Anne Foley (54) describes feeling “absolutely worthless” in a hospital emergency department when her mood so low she could hardly speak. Having told a doctor she could “no longer live this life”, she […]

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