Date: Wednesday 18 January 2017
Time: 1 - 2pm
Venue: George's Hill, Halston Street, Dublin 7
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Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
Title of Presentation: The experiences of staff members in Dublin’s homeless services who work with individuals reporting mental illness and addiction issues.
Speaker: Ruth Ceannt (Psychiatry Registrar, HSE)
This talk is based on a study into the experiences of staff members in Dublin’s homeless services on working with homeless people with mental illness and addiction issues. This research, which was carried out in May 2015 as part of a Masters in Global Health, involved interviewing staff in various homeless services using semi-structured interviews.
Participants highlighted deficits in the psychiatric / medical, and addiction services, including access issues, lack of out-of-hours facilities, and poor services for those dually diagnosed with a mental illness and substance misuse disorder. Inadequate in-service training and lack of collaboration between mental health, addiction, and homeless services also emerged, with suggestions for an overhaul of how these services are provided.
This talk will be of interest to those working in homeless, mental health or addiction services, as well as individuals with an interest in homelessness research, policy and service provision.
Focus Ireland lunchtime talks are learning and networking events centred around emerging homelessness research. There is time allocated to discussion after presentations as a way of exploring implications for policy and practice.
For all queries, contact Sarah Sheridan, Research Officer, Focus Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org