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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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.


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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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The free public lecture series will take place at Saint John fo God Hospital, Stillorgan on the following dates

  • Monday April 4th
  • Monday April 11th
  • MondayApril 18th
  • Monday April 25th

detailed programme to follow.



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 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

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HADD Ireland in association with Saint John of God Hospital present ADHD Awareness Day - Public Lecture.  

7:30PM on Monday October 12th

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