Positions, Policies & Perspective Papers

College Papers & Publications

2017

CPsychI 2018 Pre-Budget submission (Oct 2017)- Priorities for Mental Health Services to be addressed in 2018 Budget

CPsychI & ICGP joint forum document on GP’s referral of patients with depression to Specialists Mental Health Services October 2011.

CPsychI Position Paper – The Mental Health Service Requirements in Ireland for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants from Conflict Zones

2016

CPsychI Pre Budget submission – Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in 2017 Budget

CPsychI REFOCUS Committee Position Paper – Understanding ECT. This paper aims to address the common fears service users and family members have about ECT, give psychiatrists a better understanding of the concerns of users and families about the treatment, and dispel many of the myths surrounding ECT for the general public.

CPsychI Commentary on Report of Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001

CPsychI submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the future of healthcare

CPsychI Position Paper – Challenging Behaviour and Intellectual Disabilities

Neuropsychiatry Special Interest Group: Proposal for the development of Neuropsychiatry Services in Ireland 2016

2015

CPsychI Pre Budget submission – Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in 2016 Budget

2014

CPsychI Workforce Planning Report 2013-2023

A Human Rights Approach for Patients 2014

CPsychI Submission to the Working Group on Regulating Sponsorship by Alcohol Companies of Major Sporting Events

Submission to the National Office of Suicide Prevention on a National Suicide Prevention Framework

CPsychI Position Paper A Guidance Document on Dementia in Persons with Intellectual Disability. A paper by the Faculty of Learning Disability Psychiatry (February 2014)

The Path to Universal Healthcare – White Paper on Universal Health Insurance (July 2014)

2013

CPsychI Pre Budget submisson – Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in 2013 Budget

CPsychI REFOCUS Committee Paper – One the One Road to Recovery

CPsychI REFOCUS Committee Paper – Listening to the needs and experiences of carers of people with mental illness Prepared by carers’ subgroup of REFOCUS CPsychI with a foreword by Dr Anne Jeffers, Director External Affairs & Policy 2013.

A guide to assist matching staff clinical level and mode of transport with the care needs of patients with mental health problems in the Emergency Department A joint paper by CPsychI Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry & National Emergency Medicine Programme Emergency Mental Health Subgroup (December 2013)

CPscyhI Position Paper The Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry: Roles and Responsibilities (Dec 2013)

CPsychI Response to Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill Nov 2013

CPsychI Position Paper: The Relationship between Psychiatrists, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Industry, 20 03 13

CPsychI Workforce Planning Report 2013-2023, December 2013

2012

CPsychI Pre Budget submisson – Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in 2013 Budget

CPsychI position paper on use of benzodiazepines, June 2012

Mental Health Provision for Children with a Learning Disability- Full Paper, September 2011

Executive Summary and Recommendations- Proposed Model for the Delivery of a Mental Health Service for Children with Intellectual Disability, September 2011

CPsychI Summary Position Paper on the Specialist Mental Health Services for Homeless People

Specialist Mental Health Services for Homeless People

Summary of paper with key recommendations

Press Release on position paper SMHS for homeless people Jan 2012

 

2011

Position Statement on Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): September 2011

CPsychI Position Paper: Excluded, Expelled and Exported: The citizens we’ve ignored and those we’ve exiled. A report on the 5th Anniversary of a Vision for Change (24th January 2011)

Calling Time on Alcohol Advertising and sponsorship in Ireland – A position paper by the Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry

People with a Learning Disability who Offend:Forgiven but Forgotten? – A paper by a work group of the Faculty of Learning Disability Psychiatry

Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual (LGB) Patients: The Issues for Mental Health Practice Summary – A paper by the Public Education committee in collaboration with GLEN

 

Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual (LGB) Patients: The Issues for Mental Health Practice – Quick Reference Guide for Mental Health Staff

2010

CPsychI Pre Budget submisson – Priorities for Mental Health Services that must be addressed in 2011 Budget

CPsychI Statement on Antidepressant Medication, 13 May 2010 and CPsychI Press Statement on Antidepressant Medication clarification 13 May 2010

CPsychI Mental Health Service Requirements for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Position Paper 2010 – A paper by a work group of the Faculty of Adult Psychiatry

2009

CPsychI Carers Health Survey – Full Survey Results

CPsychI Carers of Ireland – Who Cares? Health Survey analysis summary booklet

Pre 2009 publications (Formely Irish College of Psychiatrists)

Irish College of Psychiatrists (ICPsych) papers

Alcohol Advertising Policy Paper: Calling Time on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in Ireland and Press Statement: Call for Ban on Alcohol Advertising & Sponsorship: ICPSYCH press statement,September 2007

How to set up rehabilitation and recovery services in Ireland – produced by the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry, Irish College of Psychiatrists, 2007

Report of the Trainee Section Committee Working Group on Safety Issues and Training

People with a Learning Disability who offend: Forgiven but Forgotten? November 2007

A Better Future Now: A 2005 Position statement on psychiatric services for children and adolescents in Ireland (OP60)

Proposed model for the delivery of a mental health service to people with intellectual disability July 2004 (OP58)

IPA Publications

The Lie of the Land Report (2)

IPA A Vision in Hindsight 2007

IPA The Stark facts Report

IPA The Black Hole Report

Papers from the former Irish Psychiatric Association on A Vision for Change