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Department of Psychiatry And Mental Health Research


This Department endeavours to deliver a quality service, promoting and improving Mental Health and Psychological Well-being.

The service comprises of a community-based service for the local catchment area, a Liaison Service and the Sub-Specialty services of Old Age, Eating Disorder and Perinatal Psychiatry. It works in close liaison with the local Psychological services and has access to the School of Psychotherapy based in SVUH. Research and Education are an integral part of the service and is actively promoted.


  • General Adult Psychiatry: (catchment areas 2, 4, part of 6,8 and 14).
  • Psychiatry of Old Age: (Carew House)
  • Eating disorders: (Elm Mount Lower)
  • Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Education
  • Research

Community Mental Services for patients living in the catchment area are available at:

  • Bagott Street Hospital
  • Glenmalure Day Hospital
  • Ringsend Day Centre
  • Vergemount Day Centre
  • Carew House

In 2005 Elm Mount Unit was opened within SVUH. This Unit is designed to provide a high-quality environment for in-patient care.


The Clinical Director leads a team of Consultants who deliver their services within multidisciplinary teams, which consist of Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. The teams also have access to the Alcohol Treatment Unit in Bagott Street Hospital.

The Professor of Psychiatry (UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science) is dedicated to continually improve on Teaching and Learning and actively promotes Research.


Elm Mount Unit
St. Vincent's University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4
work Elm Mount Upper Phone: 2213900
work Elm Mount Lower Phone: 2214577
Baggot Street Hospital Outpatient Dept
Baggot Street
Dublin 4
work Phone: 6699311
Carew House
St. Vincent's University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4
work Phone: 2214884