PSI News



Dr Damien Lowry talks to WLRFM about Toxic Masculinity








The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) has issued a statement in response to the prolonged concerns in relation to recruitment in mental health teams in Ireland. In particular, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The PSI shares the concerns of those who have noted the long waiting lists and unmet need of those requiring support at all levels of the mental health system.

The press release can be found here.






We’re excited to announce the first PSI series of member podcasts that will be recorded in central Dublin in 2019. The podcasts can be about any topic that might be of interest to the public/psychologists and will be facilitated by a member of the Communications & Events Team. 

If you’re interested in taking part please email with the following information by Friday 15th February.

A. Podcast Title
B. The rationale for why it would be of interest to the public/psychologists
C. Names of participants (2-3)
If selected to participate, a member of the PSI Team will be in contact to schedule a recording date & time.


Prof. Brian Hughes writes on the Psychology of Christmas at the


'Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

To read more about the Psychology of Christmas click here. 



Terri Morrissey talks on 103.2 Dublin City FM about Brian Hughes' Upcoming Lecture on the Psychology of Christmas. 

Listen here:

There are still spaces available at the lecture. See below for details. 

Autumn Winter Free Public Lecture Series
When: Thursday 06 December 2018, 6.30pm

Where: Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin



Dr Damien Lowry talks on WLRFM about cleaning influencers  

Mrs Hinch is one of the main cleaning influencers to grab people's attention. Why are people so obsessed with watching her clean her home? Damien Lowry spoke on WLRFM to discuss this cleaning phenomenon and the potential therapeutic effects it's having on followers. Click here to listen from 33:00 minutes into the show.  



Ways to help yourself through the hardest of times

As part of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Annual Conference, the Society was delighted to host a free Public Talk, Resilience in the Real World, presented by psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick and supported by Wexford's "ask" mental awareness campaign. Niamh began her career as a Sports Psychologist and such experience led her on to working in areas of business psychology, performance and life coaching. It was a privilege to hear Niamh share her personal experience of Resilience with nearly 200 people in the audience. If you didn't make it on the night, click here for a summary on how to cope in hard times.