CReSt-R Study

Emma Frawley  is  actively recruiting 16 to  35 year olds with psychosis living in the Galway area for our CReSt-R Study.

Awards & Presentations

YOULEAD Presentations 2019 

Aileen O'Reilly and Barbara Dooley  November 2019 My World Survey: Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education (PCHEI) Annual Conference Dublin

Aileen O'Reilly and Barbara Dooley December 2019  My World Survey: Child and Adolescent Mental Health CHO 9 Conference Dublin - My world survey team

Gary Donohoe   December  2019  HSE CHO2 Psychology Day, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway- talk on research in psychosis and the CReSt-R study

Emma Frawley  December 2019  HSE CHO2 Psychology Day, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway- talk on research in psychosis and the CReSt-R study

Gary Donohoe December 2019  Keith Finnegan Show, Galway Bay FM - talk on psychosis and the CReSt-R study.

Emma Frawley December 2019 Keith Finnegan Show, Galway Bay FM - talk on psychosis and the CReSt-R study. 

Neill MacDhonnagain  Mac Dhonnagain, N., O’Reilly, A., & Dooley, B. (2019). Examining the predictors of distress among young people engaging with Jigsaw for a brief intervention. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Conference, Kilkenny, November 2019.  

Gary Donohoe, September 2019, Invited Presentation  TREATme COST action in Vienna 

 

Mary Cannon-Took part in a Rapid Response Group to examine the issue of Drug Use in Irish Higher Education Institutions November 2019 - The taskforce was set up by Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor.

Emmet Power - delivered two oral presentations at the International Association of Youth Mental Health at Brisbane Australia

Aileen O'Reilly,  O’Brien, G., & Broughan, J. (2019). Examining the role of dropout in Jigsaw – An Irish youth mental health service. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.

Aileen O'Reilly,  O’Connor, C., Fitzgerald, A., Hayes, D., Scully, M., & Dooley, B. (2019). Examining the role of pornography in youth mental health – Findings from My World Survey 2. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.

Neill Mac Dhonnagain,  Aileen O'Reilly  &  Barbara Dooley. (2019). Examining the predictors of distress among young people engaging with Jigsaw for a brief intervention. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.


Aileen O'Reilly - 
 Doyle, E., McGregor, R., Morrisson, C., Moore, J., Dunne, R., Williams, J., & O’Reilly, A. (2019).  Measuring and understanding youth participation in Jigsaw: The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.Aileen O'Reilly - Doyle, E., Rogers, J., Donnelly, A., & McGrory, S. (2019). Peer education in mental health – A global tool to promote help-seeking among young people. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.

Aileen O'Reilly & Barbara Dooley - Fitzgerald, A., O’Connor, C., O’Reilly, A., Hayes, D., Scully, M., & Dooley, B. (2019). Help-seeking patterns among adolescents in Ireland - Findings from My World Survey 2. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.

Barbara Dooley and Aileen O'Reilly - O’Connor, C., Scully, M., Hayes, D., Fitzgerald, A., & O’Reilly, A. (2019). Mental health of students in higher educational settings: data from My World Survey 2. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.

Aileen O'Reilly & Barbara Dooley - O’Connor, C., Fitzgerald, A., O’Reilly, A., Scully, M., Hayes, D., & Dooley, B. (2019). Social media use and youth mental health – Findings from My World Survey 2. Paper presented at the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October 2019.

Mary Cannon -  delivered a lecture on Cannabis and Mental health in young people at a one day conference organised by the Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force on October 3 2019 in Tallaght Stadium

Mary Cannon - participated in a public information session on Cannabis and Youth Health in RCSI on  September 18th 2019. Mary was a panellist and helped to organise the event which was attended by 500 members of the public and chaired by the broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan.

Mary Cannon - wrote an OpEd piece for the Irish Times on the topic of Cannibis and Mental Health in young people - published Sept 16th 2019.  Title:Cannabis use by young significantly increases mental health risks. The cannabis of 2019 is not the cannabis of the Woodstock era.  https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/cannabis-use-by-young-significantly-increases-mental-health-risks-1.4018819

Daraine Murphy - Challenges for parents seeking help for an adolescent mental health concern     Poster presentation at the Children's Research Network PhD Symposium NUIG, August 2019.

Emer Conneely The importance of including youth voice in mental health services at Discussions in Disability 2019 Seminar, Youth Mental Health: Break the Stigma, University College Dublin, August 2019. 

Eilis Hennessy UCD School of Psychology; Understanding mental health stigma in youth at Discussions in Disability 2019 Seminar, Youth Mental Health: Break the Stigma, University College Dublin, August 2019. 

 Aileen O’Reilly With Rachel White, Jigsaw. Young people’s perspectives and What we’re doing about it. At Discussions in Disability 2019 Seminar, Youth Mental Health: Break the Stigma, University College Dublin, August 2019. 

 Gary Donohoe An immune approach to understanding cognitive deficits in schizophrenia.  Douglas Research Centre Canada, August 2019

 Aileen O’Reilly  Talk on RTE  (TV) - Why young Irish women suffer depression at twice the rate of men, July 2019  https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0709/1061021-young-irish-women-and-mental-health/

Daraine Murphy - Challenges for parents seeking help for an adolescent health concern - Presentation at the CHiLD Summer Seminar Series UCD, July 2019

 Emer Conneely  YOULEAD Youth Advisory Panel, May 2019. 

 Emma Frawley YOULEAD Youth Advisory Panel, May 2019

 Emer Conneely Presentation CAMHS Academic meeting at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Ballard House, Galway, May 2019. 

Emma Frawley Presentation CAMHS Academic meeting at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Ballard House, Galway, May 2019

Gary Donohoe Presentation CAMHS Academic meeting at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Ballard House, Galway, May 2019

 Emmet Power presented his research at the Royal Academy of Medicine Registrars Prize competition and came Runner up in the Basic Specialist Trainee competition, June 2019

 David Cotter presented at the Neuroimmunology and Psychosis Workshop at the Wellcome Trust in London, June 12th 2019

Mary Cannon attended the Neuroimmunology and Psychosis Workshop at the Wellcome Trust in London, June 12th 2019

Gary Donohoe – Chaired a session at the Neruoimmunology and Psychosis Workshop at the Wellcome Trust in London, June 12th 2019

Neill MacDhonnagain: Presentation on Youth Mental Health at College of Psychiatry's Spring Conference Dublin April 2019

Emmet Power: Presentation on Youth Mental Health at College of Psychiatry's Spring Conference Dublin April 2019

Dr.David Mongan: Presentation: Proteomic biomarkers of psychosis,  College of Psychiatry's Spring Conference Dublin April 2019

Professor Gary Donohoe: Presentation on Youth Mental Health at College of Psychiatry's Spring Conference Dublin April 2019

Professor Mary Cannon: Chaired; Psychiatry's Spring Conference on Youth Mental Health Dublin April 2019

Professor Barbara Dooley: Panel member; Psychiatry's Spring Conference on Youth Mental Health Dublin April 2019

 YOULEAD Prints 2019

Aileen O'Reilly and Barbara Dooley:

19.11.2019 - Irish Times Print “Rates of Anxiety and Depression on the Rise Among Young People”

19.11.2019 – Irish Times Digital “Teenagers who spend longer online have higher depression rates” irishtimes.com

19.11.2019 – Irish Times Digital “Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young” irishtimes.com

 19.11.2019 – Irish Times Digital “Young people and mental health: We’re not shocked  by suicide anymore” irishtimes.com

19.11.2019 – thejournal.ie “Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds”

19.11.2019 – rte.ie “Survey shows significant increase in number of youth with anxiety”

19.11.2019 – independent.ie “Study shows significant increase in anxiety and depression among young people in Ireland”

 19.11.2019 – irishexaminer.com “Quarter of young people in Ireland suffer from severe anxiety”

 19.11.2019 – irishexaminer.com “New survey shows alarming grown in levels of anxiety and depression among young”

19.11.2019 – irishhealth.com “Anxiety levels of the rise among young people”

19.11.2019 – irishpost.com “Number of Irish teenagers with severe anxiety has doubled since 2012”

19.11.2019 - joe.ie “’Significant increase in anxiety’ in young Irish people according to largest ever study of its kind”

 19.11.2019 – her.ie “Significant increase in the number of young people with anxiety, study finds”

 20.11.2019 – herald.ie “Youth mental health worsens as anxiety and depression soar”

20.11.2019 – Herld Print “Youth mental health worsens as anxiety and depression soar”

20.11.2019 – The Irish Examiner Print “One in Five Youths Suffer Severe Anxiety”

20.11.2019 – The Sun Print “Anxiety Hits 1 in 4”

20.11.2019 – Irish Mirror Print “Anxiety Soars in Our Youth”

 20.11.2019 – Medical Xpress “Steep rise in young people reporting anxiety in Ireland, report finds”

25.11.2019 – irishexaminer.com “We must recognise how pornography affects young women”

25.11.2019 – Irish Examiner Print “We must recognise how pornography affects young women”

  9.12.2019 – Irishtimes.com “Stress and anxiety factors in homeschool numbers rising”

 13.12.2019 – Irish Times Health Supplement Print “Mental Health: We’re failing our young people”

 National Radio

19.11.2019: RTÉ Radio 1 - Morning Ireland - Barbara

19.11.2019 - Newstalk - The Pat Kenny Show - Barbara

19.11.2019 - Today FM - The Last Word - Barbara

19.11.2019 - Newstalk & syndicated news throughout the day – Barbara/Aileen

19.11.2019 - FM104 - News Bulletins​ – Aileen

Note: Project was also on Newstalk Breakfast and RTÉ 2FM - 9am & 10am News Bulletins

21.11.2019- KFM - Kildare Today – Aileen​

7.1.2020 - Dublin City FM - AileenMembers of our team were also on Galway Bay FM - The Keith Finnegan Show, East Coast FM - The Morning Show​, Midlands 103 - Midlands Today​, LMFM - The Michael Reade Show​, East Coast FM - The Morning Show​, Midwest Radio - The Tommy Marren Show​, Limerick Live 95 - Limerick Today​ and 96FM - The Opinion Line with PJ Coogan​

 

 

Emmet Power  Royal Academy of Medicine Registrars prize; Effects of frequent cannabis use on IQ development in young people – a meta analysis of longtitudinal studies, June 2019YOULEAD Awards 2019

Professor Mary Cannon - Presented RCSI Award for BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition to Tyrone student Oran Timoney for Project with the best impact on human health.
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This piece is by Orán Timoney, winner of the RCSI Special Award at BT Young Scientist, which he has written in his role as AsIAm Youth Ambassador (Ireland's national charity for the autism community).

Emma Frawley, YOULEAD Research Clinical Fellow, has been selected to join the AOTI (Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland) Accreditation Committee. The Accreditation Committee is responsible for the Initial Approval, Accreditation, Re-Accreditation and Monitoring of Occupational Therapy Professional Qualification programmes in the Republic of Ireland on behalf of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

Emmett Power open ScienceDr Emmet Power is participating in Open Mind -  a PPI project based in the science gallery. Dr Power is currently collaborating in public participant initiative, "Open Mind" at the Science Gallery, Dublin, to explore co-creative processes relating to factors for developing resilience in young people. He will integrate public and participant findings from what he has learned from young people and other stakeholders into his ongoing work.

YOULEAD Awards 2018

Professor Gary Donohoe - Launch of YOULEAD with 6 new Research Trainees, Emma Frawley, Emer Conneely, Daraine Murphy, Emmet Power, Niall Mac-Dhonnagain and David Mongan ICAT

Professor Gary Donohoe - YouLead was one of 10 groups shortlisted for funding in the recent HRB Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme

Book - Journey Through The Brain

About the book 

journey through the brain is a colouring book that has been developed to spark young people’s interest in the science of the brain and its connection to human emotion, mental health and well-being. As researchers from the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI, this book is our way of sharing what we have learned about the brain and bringing the mysterious world of the brain to life.

journey through the brain does a number of things:

  • It outlines key information about the brain in short and simple language. 
  • It uses visual images to represent complex structures, mechanisms, and connections within the brain
  • It can play a role in promoting well-being. Colouring can help to distract people from their anxieties or worries. 

Journey Through The Brain

About the team

The book was funded by the Health Research Board through its Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme. The funding was awarded to Professor David Cotter and his research group to produce a colouring book for young people to help them learn more about neuroscience. We also hope that adults might find it interesting! The project was led by Prof. Cotter and Dr Lorna Lopez and was supported by Professor Mary Cannon and Helen Coughlan from the PERL Group

The team was fortunate to enlist the artistic talents of Dr Eoin Kelleher, an RCSI graduate and illustrator, to create all of the images within the book. We're sure you'll agree that these beautiful, intriguing and evocative images bring the world of the brain to life.

Sophie Sabherwal has created additional notes for teachers which give the back story to these images and will be of great use to anyone who wishes to learn more about the science behind the drawings.

Secondary school teachers can order a copy for their school by emailing us at brainjourney@rcsi.ie

Book Team

For this project, we were also supported by Sophie Sabherwal, Alan Gallagher, Olivia Browne, Jenny Brady, Cara McVeigh, Gillian Markey and Catriona O'Grady.

Guidelines for using journey through the brain

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