05.01.2022 Does The High Cost Of Drink Play Any Role In Reducing Alcohol Addiction? Prof. Colin O’Gara, Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Addiction Services at Saint John of God Hospital joined Matt Cooper on The Last Word to discuss.  

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Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Keith Gaynor, joined Ryan Tubridy to discuss the psychological effects and anxiety we're all experiencing because of the COVID-19 crisis and how we can help manage our mental health in these strange times.

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Dr Nicola McGlade discusses Ageing Well in a Modern World ahead of her public lecture in Saint John of God Hospital

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Dr Nicola McGlade discusses Ageing Well in a Modern World on the Joe Finnegan Show

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Dr Colin O'Gara featuring in Baz Ashmawy's documentary on problem gambling, All Bets are Off.


Baz and Dr O'Gara interviewed on the Ray Darcy show on RTE1


Colin O'Gara and Jack Chambers TD discuss gambling on the Last Word.

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

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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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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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Dr Colin O'Gara, Consultant Psychiatrist writes to the Irish Times about the Gambling Control Bill 2013.  Friday 30 June 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.


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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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



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.

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

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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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