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.
Full tuition, support and course material provided
Booking confirms place
For further information contact:
Anne O’Farrell on
01-277 1472 or
Free parking available
Dr Keith Gaynor talking about OCD on Sean O'Rourke Show - 22 February 2016
Dr Keith Gaynor, Senior Clinical Psychologist
Programme: The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM
Wednesday 14 December
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
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.
Twenty years ago, mental health did not exist as a public policu issue. It was a private tragedy, poorly funded and out of the way.
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
The free public lecture series will take place at Saint John fo God Hospital, Stillorgan on the following dates
detailed programme to follow.
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
The fall-out from the festive season can leave couples picking up the pieces in January - Irish Times 12 January 2016
A lot of the time an affair happens because something is not working in the relationship. Instead of one or both facing each other about what’s going on, it’s more tempting to project those energies outside
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.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White T.D. visited St John of God Hospital in Stillorgan following the completion of a €1 million energy upgrade. The upgrade works included the installation of high efficiency lighting, heating and glazing. The project, which received €25,000 support from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), was completed through a new form of energy contract which guarantees energy savings of 16% for the hospital.
Dr Stephen McWilliams presents a vignette of a schizophrenic patient, covering how to diagnose and manage the condition, and the increased potential for a successful recovery
HADD Ireland in association with Saint John of God Hospital present ADHD Awareness Day - Public Lecture.
7:30PM on Monday October 12th
Download the poster here
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’.
Dr Colin O’Gara, Consultant Psychiatrist, Addiction Services at Saint John of God Hospital, spoke to Ray about the rise in online gambling in Ireland. Dr O’Gara has released an online survey – www.gamblingsurvey.ie in order to gather information on the current state of online gambling.