Press Statements Archive

College of psychiatrists concerned that people in acute mental distress will not seek help due to media reports about the cost of accessing services

Press Statement: 13th December 2016 The College of Psychiatrists is concerned that some quotations in the papers yesterday and subsequent online and broadcast coverage of same, attributed to Mrs Majella O’Donnell, give a misleading impression to people with mental health problems about mental health ...Read More

Complexity of Post-Traumatic Reactions examined in one day educational event for Psychiatrists & Senior Clinicians

Supported by the EPA (European Psychiatric Association), the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland recently hosted a CME course looking at the impact of trauma, sexual violence, dissociation and psychosis as well as treatment provisions. Combining presentations by six key experts from Ireland, Northern Ireland ...Read More

Psychiatrists concerned about superficiality of discussion of Childline report

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland fears that uninformed reactions to ISPCC statistics on childhood distress will further delay the development of appropriate interventions for children at risk of mental distress and illness. Media coverage of the ISPCC’s figures from their Childline service rightly ...Read More

New Clinical Programme ensures timely support for people who present to Emergency Departments following self-harm

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland welcomes the commencement of the Clinical Programme for Management of Self Harm Presentations in Emergency Departments. This timely and practical programme puts into operation a practical expert response to a growing and concerning problem in our communities nationally. ...Read More