St. Patrick's University Hospital's Mental Health strategy
Two hundred and fifty years ago, St. Patrick’s University Hospital was opened to provide services to those who suffer from mental illness. Since that time, the organisation has seen many changes in Ireland and abroad. Throughout these changes, St. Patrick’s has always
endeavoured to engender positive attitudes to mental health and to provide the best and most up-to-date diagnoses and treatments for sufferers of mental illness.
St. Patrick’s today is an independently governed, not-for-profit mental health care organisation. It aspires to be the recognised leader in the provision of quality mental health care, in the
promotion of mental health and in the protection of the rights and integrity of those who suffer from mental illness in Ireland.
It engages in the following activities:
- Working with those who suffer from mental illnesses and with their families by providing in-patient, day care and outpatient services through specialty multi-disciplinary programmes
- Educating and training those experiencing mental health problems, clinicians, employees, patients, students, relatives and volunteers on the various aspects of mental health
- Increasing public understanding of the importance of mental health and the nature, extent and consequences of mental health difficulties.
- Promoting, funding and conducting research into the cause, treatment and prevention of mental health difficulties.
St. Patrick’s is committed to a Recovery Model focused on fostering positive coping and
management skills to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from mental illness and return the individual to an active social, personal and work life.
Because of their independence, national accessibility, distinct range of services and
commitment to consultation, St. Patrick’s University Hospital is uniquely placed to monitor, evaluate, highlight and respond to the changing landscape of mental illness within Ireland.
St. Patrick’s University Hospital wants to see a Society where all citizens are given the opportunity to live mentally healthy lives.
St Patrick’s aspires to provide the highest quality of mental health care, to promote mental health and to advocate for the rights of those who suffer from mental illness.
Their values and principles
St. Patrick’s University Hospital is person-centred in its focus, striving to understand and meet service users’ needs and to include them in all important decisions. They treat people with respect, dignity and compassion and strive to use all the resources of the organisation in a way that enhances the Hospital’s reputation, protects its assets and enables us to fulfil our mission.