Conference Programme


The National Mental Healthcare Conference Wednesday 13th November 2013

Newbridge Primary Care Centre, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Personal Recovery and Mental Illness

08:15-08:45 Registration & Refreshments
Morning theme: ‘Managing the Patient’
09:00-09:10 Welcome from Vincent Browne, Morning Chairman
09:10-09:30 Opening Address: Ms. Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health
09:30-09:50 Paul Cullen, Health Correspondent,  The Irish Times
09:50-10:10 Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services
‘The Gap between Adolescent & Adult Services at Stage when Early
Intervention can be most effective’
10:10-10:30 Paul Kelly CEO Console
‘Regional Suicide trends’
10:30-11:00 Shari McDaid, Director, Mental Health Reform
‘A vision for change’
11:00-11:30 Panel Discussion: Chairman Vincent Browne 

  • Paul Cullen, The Irish Times
  • Professor Jim Lucy
  • Shari McDaid, MHC
  • Paul Kelly CEO Console
11:30-12:00 Morning Coffee Break
12:00-12:20 Carol Moore Co-Founder of Dual Diagnosis Ireland Addiction & Mental Illness
‘Two Problems-One Person’
12:20-12:40 Dr Mike Watts Former National Programme Coordinator for GROW 

De-Medication of Primary Mental Healthcare – The Integration of Therapies’

12.40-13:00 Speaker TBC
13.00-14:00 Break for Lunch
Afternoon Theme ‘Engaging with Clients’ Chairman TBC
14.00-14:20 Michael Nash, Ass. Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health,
School of Midwifery-TCD
‘Managing the Physical Health Need of People with Mental Health Conditions’
14:20-14:40 Jacinta Hastings CEO Bodywhys
‘Utilising technology in engaging with clients.’
14:40-15:00 Denis Bradley, Consultant, Northwest Alcohol Forum
‘Alcohol & the correlation between the abuse of alcohol and mental illness’
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 Ena Lavelle
‘Social inclusion and recovery in the Community- Bridges and Barriers’
15:50-16:20 Panel Discussion: Chairman TBC

  • Jacinta Hastings, Bodywhys
  • Michael Nash, TCD
  • Denis Bradley
  • Ena Lavelle
16:20 Closing Remarks