Press Releases

This section contains various press releases from the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

 

2024

21 February - Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2024: Lowest Grades are in Mental Health - click here

14 February - The Psychological Society of Ireland calls for an immediate end to hostilities in the Middle East - click here

31 January - Five representative HSCP organisations satisfied with outcome of recent Children’s Disabilities Services negotiations - click here

18 January - Mental Health Policy Conference 2024 Covers Investment and Climate but not Housing or Reform, says The PSI - click here

02 January - Defining and protecting ‘psychologist’ critical to protect the public: The Psychological Society of Ireland submission to CORU - click here

 

2023

24 November - The Psychological Society of Ireland expresses concern for psychological wellbeing of children and offers guidance in wake of events in Dublin - click here

09 October - Five representative HSCP organisations unite to voice safety concern over Children’s Disabilities Services amid calls for consultation - click here

06 October - The Psychological Society of Ireland calls for parity to be restored between the DPP and criminal legal aid - click here

02 October - The Psychological Society of Ireland expresses concern over the increasing levels of homelessness and the potential impact on children and families - click here

07 September - Psychological Society of Ireland supports Mental Health Reform’s call on Government to invest in mental health in Budget 2024 - click here

26 July -The Psychological Society of Ireland welcomes the publication of the Mental Health Commission final report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - click here

22 June - The Psychological Society of Ireland to host webinar exploring the impact of parental smartphone use in the presence of infants - click here

06 March - Psychological Society of Ireland comments on RTÉ Investigates report regarding unregulated psychologists - click here

27 February - The Psychological Society of Ireland highlights different experiences faced by people with an eating disorder across the lifespan - click here

17 February - The Psychological Society of Ireland welcomes the Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Report on Assessments of Need for Children - click here

24 January - PSI welcomes the Mental Health Commission’s interim report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - click here


2022

09 September - PSI calls for the implementation of the National Traveller Mental Health Strategy (World Suicide Prevention Day 2022) - click here

12 August - PSI advises on the importance of public health nurse home visits - click here

17 June - PSI promoting empathy on World Refugee Day 2022 - click here

13 June - PSI supports Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 - click here

09 May - PSI to launch the second edition of the Professional Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Formulation, and Diagnosis of Autism in Children and Adolescents - click here

14 April - PSI's Special Interest Group in Human Rights & Psychology develops Psychological First Aid Kit for families hosting Ukrainian refugees - click here

23 March - PSI calls for urgent action by HSE to protect psychologists from being directed to engage in unlawful procedures - click here

22 February - PSI concerned at Government’s delay in establishing Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use - click here

04 February - PSI welcomes Mental Health Commission announcement regarding independent review of CAMHS by the Inspector of Mental Health Services - click here

14 January - PSI calls on the Minister for Health to address the disparity in funding for psychology trainees - click here

2021

10 November - PSI Annual Conference Goes Online - click here

09 September - PSI calls for review of criteria for Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) Scheme - click here

18 August - The Psychological Impact of Continued Maternity Restrictions. Released by the PSI Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) - click here

21 June - International Father’s Mental Health Day. Released by the PSI Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) - click here

04 June - Infant Mental Health Awareness Week - 07-13 June 2021. Released by the PSI Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) - click here

05 May - The Experiences of Women in the Perinatal Period During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Released by the PSI Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) - click here

20 April - Government funding needed to address pay inequality among trainee psychologists. Joint release with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) - click here

26 March - PSI's New Podcast Series Explores COVID, Autism, Men’s Mental Health, and Trauma - click here

 

2020

07 December - Maximising the Benefits of a COVID-19 Vaccine: Getting the Psychology Right - click here

03 December - Health and Social Care Professionals’ survey of HSE Panel System of Recruitment - click here

16 September - PSI calls on Government to fund Ireland’s psychological future in 2021 Budget - click here

19 August - PSI provides advice on psychological and mental health needs arising from COVID-19 - click here

30 July - PSI launches guidance for returning to school post COVID-19 restrictions - click here

10 July - PSI calls for a move away from profession-centric maternity services - click here

21 May - PSI launches new podcast series to mark 50th anniversary - click here

14 May - PSI responds to the UN Policy Brief on the global psychological impact of COVID-19 - click here

05 February - Statement - PSI, IASLT & AOTI release statement regarding implementation of a new Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005 - click here

23 January - PSI Releases Manifesto for a Psychologically Healthier Ireland - click here

 

2019

02 December - PSI Considers HSE Panel System of Recruitment Not Fit for Purpose - click here

05 November - PSI to honour Vicky Phelan and Catherine Corless with Presidential Citations at Psychology Conference - click here

01 October - International Day of Older Persons - Psychologists offer advice on being inclusive across the age range - click here

05 September - PSI launches Pre-Budget 2020 Submission - click here

22 August - PSI responds to President Trump comments on gun violence & mental illness - click here

25 July - PSI statement regarding Minister Flanagan commentary to do more to help people in custody - click here

10 June - PSI statement regarding Minister Daly commentary re Psychologists in Mental Health System - click here

17 May - PSI provides advice for parents of Junior & Leaving Cert students - click here

14 May - PSI statement regarding HSE Workforce Planning report - click here

09 May - PSI statement regarding establishment of permanent Oireachtas Mental Health Committee - click here

03 April - PSI statement regarding Conversion Therapy - click here

27 February - PSI welcomes Children's Rights Alliance Report Card 2019 - click here

29 January - PSI statement regarding the Oireachtas Joint Committee of Health 2019 Report on the New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005 - click here

14 January - PSI statement on Mental Health Recruitment and Clinical Leadership - click here

 

2018

19 October - PSI responds to Final Report of Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental Health Care - click here

11 May - PSI position on repealing the Eighth Amendment - click here

April - 5 Facts on The Eighth Amendment and Mental Health - click here

14 February - PSI response to Children's Rights Alliance Report Card 2018