College Press Statements 2019

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RCSI Scoop the Spike Milligan Public Speaking Prize

Medical Students Emma Pounder and Juan Lopez Tiboni pipped 5 other teams to win with their take on the title “Cannabis: Path to Nirvana or Road to Perdition?”

“Cannabis – Pathe to Nirvana or Road to Perdition”: Medical Students Riase Mental Health Awareness at Spike Milligan Public Speaking Competition

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland is hosting its annual Spike Milligan Public Speaking Competition* on Thursday, 21st November at 6.30pm, in the Button Factory, Dublin.

Plight of carers is worse than that found ten years ago. ‘Paying the Price: The Hidden Impact of Caring’ launched.

Dr John Hillery, President of the College of Psychiatrists, with Family Carers Ireland, launched a second in a series of reports revealing the harrowing and extreme consequences of caring that family carers regularly face.

“Hot Topics in Psychiatry” series launches for fifth year this month

The ‘Hot Topics in Psychiatry’ events aim to address topical clinical issues facing psychiatrists in Ireland today.

College to host its 2nd Induction Week for Psychiatry Trainees following a well-received and successful inaugural event last year

Communication and Language, Ethics and Professionalism and Physical Health are just some of the workshop sessions to form part of an intense induction week designed by the College Postgraduate Training Department for doctors embarking on their first year as Trainee Psychiatrists.

Careers in Psychiatry Event for Medical Students and Interns

The Psychiatry Training Scheme achieved the highest score for overall training experience among medical specialist trainees for the 3rd consecutive year. As part of its continuous recruitment drive, the College aims to attract Junior Doctors and Medical Students to consider Psychiatry as their specialty by highlighting this feedback and showcasing opportunities and insights at its upcoming career days.

Model of Care for Psychosis Disorders Launched

An estimated 1,500 people a year in Ireland develop a psychotic disorder for the first time with young people particularly affected. About two thirds of presentations occur before the age of 35. Following extensive collaboration with the HSE National Clinical Programme for Mental Health the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland are delighted to see the HSE National Clinical Programme for Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) officially launched by Minister of State, Mr Jim Daly, TD.

The Impact of Caring: Family Carers paying an even higher price than 10 years ago

Today, Family Carers Ireland in collaboration with the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems launched a new report titled ‘Paying the Price: The Physical, Mental and Psychological Impact of Caring’ in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. The report which is a repeat of a similar study completed in 2009, surveyed 1,102 family carers across Ireland and reveals a severe dis-improvement in the wellbeing of Family Carers over the past decade along with a huge increase in the burden of caring.

Psychiatrists mark 10 year Anniversary of their College with Renowned International and Domestic Keynote Speakers at their Spring Conference this week in Dublin

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland celebrates a major milestone this week at its two-day Spring Conference in the Castleknock Hotel, Dublin. Formed in January 2009 as an Irish only professional body for trainee psychiatrists and psychiatrist specialists, the College is now into its 11th year having achieved and sustained its status as the official accredited body for postgraduate training and professional competence, as well as being a major stakeholder in the mental health arena.

College of Psychiatrists backs the use of PROTECT questionnaire for screening mental health difficulties in refugees and migrants

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland recently met with Safetynet Primary Care, who provide mobile health assessments and screening to newly arrived migrants and refugees across Ireland, to discuss the utilization of preliminary mental health questionnaires.