In 2015, almost 900,000 prescriptions were written for just two benzodiazepine drugs, with users becoming heavily dependent on them — often with painful results, says Helen O’Callaghan.    Irish Examiner – 21 July 2017

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Need for a National Conversation on Pornography - Fergal Rooney, Senior Counselling Psychologist joins Pat Kenny TV3 in studio - 2 November 2011

Pat Kenny is joined by psychiatrist Patricia Casey and psychologist Fergal Rooney to discuss the issues faced by porn stars and users of pornography, and the need for a national conversation on pornography.


Peter Connolly, Senior Occupational Therapist discusses "Rest .... Your Superpower" with Global Village/Newstalk - 6 July 2017

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As a nation, we bet ten thousand euro every single minute. No new laws to regulate gambling have been passed here since the 1950s, and a 2013 bill shows no sign of movement in the Dáil. Dr Colin O’Gara joins Claire Byrne in studio


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Paul Hawkins, Clinical Nurse Manager II, talks to Life Line, Near FM about the Investment in Children Award received by Saint John of God Hospital.  Sunday 9 July 2017


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The importance of Introductions


We in Saint John of God Hospital are proud to join the global #hellomynameis campaign.

The ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign was started by Kate Granger, a doctor and terminally ill cancer patient in the UK. Following her admission to hospital in August 2013, Kate noticed that very few of those treating her introduced themselves by name. It felt incredibly wrong that such a basic step in communication was missing. Kate then started the #Hellomynameis campaign on social media aiming to encourage and remind hospital staff of the importance of introducing themselves to patients.

A friendly introduction is much more than common courtesy. It is about making a human connection between one human being who is suffering and vulnerable, and another human being who wants to help.

#hellomynameis helps provide truly person-centred and compassionate care.


Sadly Kate Granger passed away 23rd July 2016 - RIP



Dr Colin O'Gara, Consultant Psychiatrist talks to Ray D'Arcy about the Gambling Control Bill 2013.  Tuesday 4 July 2017

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The garden depicts how those suffering from mental health issues can feel, as well as the positives that can be achieved by seeking help

19th May, 2016: Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, a leading provider of mental health treatment and care services in Ireland and Europe, is proud to sponsor the ‘Sharing the Load’ garden at this year’s Bloom festival.

We all know people who like to keep boxes filled with birthday cards, newspaper articles, old photos. But what if that impulse grows stronger and after a time, you find you can’t throw out old bills, receipts and leaflets?

Joining Sean O’Rourke, Dr Olivia Gordon, Senior Clinical Psychologist discusses the syndrome of ‘hoarding’.

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8th May 2017: Exam Stress…fun for the whole family

Occupational Therapist
Saint John of God Hospital


15th May 2017: Controlling anger before it controls you

Nurse Practice Development Manager
Saint John of God Hospital


22nd May 2017: Retirement and you

Chief Operating Officer
Retirement Planning Council of Ireland
Saint John of God Hospital


29th May 2017: Rest…your missing superpower

Senior Occupational Therapist
Founder of Lifestyle Awareness
Saint John of God Hospital


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The MBSR is an 8 week training course in learning how to improve our resilience to stress & improve our wellbeing through Mindfulness

Starts Tuesday 7th February - Tuesday 28th March

18:00 to 20:30
Eight Tuesdays - 2.5 hour per class
The course also includes one full day of Mindfulness

Location: Saint John of God Hospital Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.
Price: €350
Full tuition, support and course material provided

Booking confirms place

For further information contact:
Anne O’Farrell on
01-277 1472 or
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Free parking available

Dr Keith Gaynor talking about OCD on Sean O'Rourke Show - 22 February 2016

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Dr Keith Gaynor, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Programme:  The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM

Wednesday 14 December

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Eating Disorders - Appearance on Sunday AM – 21 February 2016.  Dr Terence Larkin, Consultant Psychiatrist, Eating Disorders Recovery Centre, Saint John of God Hospital and Harriet Parsons, Services Manager at Bodywhys

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