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Mental Health, Mental Distress and Mental Illness


Capacity Building for Recovery Orientated Practice 

 

Current projects

Current research students

Completed projects

  • Exploring practices, policies and processes around risk and safety management within mental health services (SMARTER Nursing Study) Prof Agnes Higgins, Assistant Prof Louise Doyle, Assistant Prof Michael Nash, Assistant Prof Michael BrennanDr Paul Costello and Assistant Prof Jean Morrissey. 
  • Madness in the movies: Using cinema to explore mental health issues for practice. Assistant Prof Eddie McCann and Associate Prof Sylvia Huntley-Moore.
    A Longitudinal Study examining the attitudes of student nurses towards mental illness. PI: Assistant Prof Brian Keogh
  • Emergency Nurses' Educational Needs when Caring for Clients who present with Suicidal Behaviour. PI: Assistant Prof Louise Doyle
  • Final Year Mental Health Student Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Clients with Suicidal Behaviour. PI: Assistant Prof Louise Doyle

Completed research students

  • Agnes Higgins, Veiling sexualities in a psychiatric nursing context: A grounded theory study. Principal Supervisor: Prof Cecily Begley
  • Jean Morrissey, Psychiatric nurses' responses to clients with suicidal behaviour: A grounded theory study. Principal Supervisor: Prof Agnes Higgins
  • Mark Monahan, An Ethnography of the psychiatric nurses'   role working with people with a medical diagnosis of schizophrenia. Principal Supervisor: Prof Agnes Higgins