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
Director Of Social Care
Social Care workers in CAMHS work with all young people under the age of 18 years and their families, who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Social Care Workers currently work with children and young people in the Lucena Clinics in Rathgar and Tallaght, and also work in St. Peter’s Special School. Social Care Workers are members of, and work as part of, the multidisciplinary team in each clinic. The social care workers in the school work in collaboration with school staff and all professionals involved with the students.
When a child is referred to the clinic, Social Care may be part of the assessment process. Depending on the child’s age, assess children through
Feedback on progress made is given directly to Parents, Principal, Teachers, Lucena Team Members where appropriate and at case conferences where relevant.
This is an outline of the work of the Social Care Department.