Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

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Information for Parents

A child or young person may be referred for the following reasons

  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Eating Problems and Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
  • Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar Mood Disorder
  • Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Diagnosis only)

Info for Parents

Teams

A Vision for Change

In 2006 the Government published a report of the expert group on mental health policy. This report is called A Vision for Change. One of the recommendations of this report is that mental health services for children should be provided by multidisciplinary teams. In effect this means that each team is made up of clinicians from different disciplines who all work together to provide a range of therapeutic interventions for each child. Usually a Multidisciplinary Team is made up of the clinicians in the following areas:


1. Consultant Psychiatrist
2. Psychiatrist in training.
3. Nurse
4. Psychologist
5. Social Worker
6. Occupational Therapist
7. Speech and Language Therapist
8. Social Care Worker.


Click on the links to read more information about each discipline in Lucena Clinic.
You can also read the full text of A Vision for Change

Departments

Young Children

Information for young children

Growing up can be fun but tricky. Sometimes people need to talk to a grown up to help figure out a problem. It’s good to talk about worrying things so we can better understand our feelings and how we act.

 

 

Young Children

Information for Teenagers

Overview

Adolescence is an important time of physical, social, emotional and educational development. It can be exciting but confusing. Sometimes it can feel like we don't have any control over what we think or how we feel. But by making simple changes to our lives, we can make a real difference.

Teenagers

History of Lucena Clinic

St. John of God

Lucena was the name of the house and the first hospital which St. John of God opened in 1537 in the city of Granada, Spain. To honour the 5th centenary of the birth of St. John of God in 1495, the Order renamed its Child and Adolescent Mental Health services as Lucena Clinic Services.

 

The Order wishes to extend the same hospitality shown by John to everyone who came seeking help, healing or shelter at his house on Lucena Street, to every child and family coming to any of the clinics at Rathgar; Tallaght; Dun Laoghaire, Bray and Wickow.

About Us

Lucena Clinics

St. John of God Community Services Limited

Lucena Clinic Services is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service of St. John of God Community Services Limited. Lucena Clinic Services is a registered charity and has been providing a mental health service to children and adolescents and their families for over 50 years.

 

The Lucena Clinic services are delivered via our 5  clinics in

 Rathgar  - tel :              (01) 492 3596

 Tallaght  - tel :              (01) 452 6333

 Dun Laoghaire -  tel;  (01) 280 9809

 Bray  - tel :                    (01) 286 6886

 Wicklow - tel :               0404 25591

 

 

St. Peter's School (01 4999300)is on the Lucena Clinic Campus. 

Clinics

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Day Hospital

Dunfillan Day Hospital

Adolescents are referred to the Day Hospital by  Lucena Clinic  Psychiatrists.

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Clinic Locations

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Overview

Lucena Clinic Services

Lucena Clinic Services is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service of St. John of God Community Services Limited. Lucena Clinic Services is a registered charity (CHY 18284) providing a mental health service to children and adolescents and their families. All Lucena Clinic Services are free of charge.


The Lucena Clinic services are delivered via our 5 clinics in Rathgar, Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, Bray, Wicklow.  The Wicklow team also provide a service in Arklow.  Each clinic has multidisciplinary teams consisting of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Social Care staff.

 

There is a Day Hospital in the grounds of the Rathgar clinic. Referrals to Lucena Clinic Services will only be accepted from a medical source, ie. General Practitioner, Community Care Medical Officer etc. Lucena Clinic Services Management Team is responsible for the running of the clinics.

 

The Director is Mr. Shane Hill,  Administrative Manger Ms. Sheila Banks and Lead Clinican is Dr. Keith Holmes. Funding for our services is provided by the HSE and from voluntary contributions made to the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God. Registered Charity Number CHY18284.  There is no charge to families using our service. Research is supported through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research Committee. 

 

Lucena Clinic strives to deliver its service in accordance with the guidelines specified in A Vision for Change policy document. Main switchboard in Lucena Clinic Rathgar, 01 492 3596. See the Find Us page for contact details of all the clinics.  St. Peter's School is on the Lucena Clinic Campus their direct line is 01 4999300