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Press Statement: Committee on Future of Mental Health Care told psychiatrist posts in Ireland currently at 50% below the required amount: High trainee satisfaction levels yet low take up in posts here

President of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Dr John Hillery, addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental care on Wednesday 7th March 2018, on the issue of recruitment and retention of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists to Mental Health Services.   The Committee heard that Ireland ranks behind most other European countries (17th […]

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Irish comedian on being diagnosed with autism as an adult

Comedian, illustrator and creator of Your One Nikita, Aoife Dooley, was recently diagnosed with autism at the age of 27. She joined Ray D’Arcy to talk about the process of being diagnosed and what has happened since. This article appeared online at RTÉ.ie on 17/05/18. “I suppose it was a bit of a shock but then, at the same time, I wasn’t surprised either.” […]

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Election of Members to the CPsychI Trainee Committee

The College’s Trainee Committee is currently recruiting for members to fill 10 available positions for the 2018 – 2020 tenure. 16 applications in total were received by the deadline of 16th May 2018, and as such (and as per election guidelines) election to the Trainee Committee will be subject to ballot by NCHD Members of the […]

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International coalition of experts set out concerns and recommendations for 13 Reasons Why season 2 release

The hugely popular yet criticised 13 Reasons Why Netflix series has returned for a second season today. The first season, which racked up over 3.5 million social media impressions and 600,000 news reports  sparked concern from many mental health professionals, including the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Headspace, and RCPsych, for its “dramatic and detailed” […]

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