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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adolescents are referred to the Day Hospital by Lucena Clinic Psychiatrists.Read More
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Your Personal Data is held on secured servers hosted by our Internet Service Provider and on secured servers at our premises. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.
You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data, and any implementing and/or amending legislation as may be adopted in Ireland from time to time, we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please contact Lucena Clinic on Tel: 00 353 Lucena Clinic. Any such data subject requests may be subject to a fee
As most of the information requested from the Clinic comes under the category of the client's own personal information they have very strong rights of access under the Freedom of Information Act. The majority of requests come from adults who attended the Clinic as children. Once a client is over the age of sixteen they can request a copy of their records by writing to the Medical Records Department, stating their date of birth, the address they were living at when they attended the clinic, their current address and a photocopy of some form of photo identification such as a passport or driver’s licence. Once the request is received in writing, a client can expect to receive a copy of their records within four weeks.
The right of access to medical records under the above Acts is restricted in some very limited circumstances, where the health and mental well being of the individual might be affected by obtaining access to the data. In such circumstances, it is the policy of the Clinic to communicate this information through a nominated health professional, such as a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist or Social Worker.
Under the Data Protection Act, the Clinic has a responsibility to hold personal information relating to clients in a responsible manner. We are guided by the Regulations of the Act in ensuring that the information we hold on computer or in a manual filing system is accurate, is up-to-date, may not be given to someone not entitled to see it, is kept safe and secure and personal privacy is maintained at all times.