COVID-19: Contacting the College

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland is a professional and administrative body and as such cannot provide referrals to a psychiatrist or lists of psychiatrists. As the College is not a regulatory body it cannot recommend psychiatrists or services, whether public (HSE) or private nor process complaints about services or psychiatrists.

Complaints about a service are handled by the processes of that service. The Medical Council of Ireland handles complaints about doctors registered with it; therefore, their process is also for complaints on psychiatrists.  

An appointment with a psychiatrist can only be obtained by referral from a general practitioner (GP) or family doctor, or in emergency situations through a local HSE mental health unit.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all College staff are now working from home. As such, the best way to reach any member of the College team is via email.

You can also try the direct phone lines below. Or, if you know the extension number of the person you’re trying to reach, dial the main College number (01 661 8450) and enter 0 + the extension number at the menu. Not all staff are accessible this way at this time.

For general queries, please email

For more specific queries, please see below.

Membership Queries

Faculty Queries

Media Queries


HST Queries

BST & HST Recruitment Queries

ARPS, Accreditation and Continuous Assessment Queries

Moodle & Training Courses

Trainee Committee Queries

All Other Postgraduate Training Queries

Professional Competence Queries

Queries for President William Flannery or Chief Executive


For complete contact details for the College, visit our Contact Us page.