To celebrate the 30th Saint John of God Research Study Day, in November 2020 we will host a series of webinars focusing on human rights and the centrality of the person in mental health and intellectual disability services.
Our aim is to address future research challenges and priorities.
The first of this series will shine a light on the protection of human rights through the provision of mental health and intellectual disability services. Our speakers will discuss the ethical and legal framework under which care is provided; the personal perspective of receiving care; and the challenges encountered as we try to provide a service in the context of a rapidly changing environment.
Our second webinar will explore the impact of global events on wellbeing. Our speakers will discuss evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the way in which mental health and intellectual disability services are received. Our speakers will look at the impact on adult and child and adolescent mental health and on the wellbeing of those attending intellectual disability services.
Our final webinar in this celebratory series will explore the evolution of mental health and intellectual disability services over the last 30 years in Ireland, or further afield. We will highlight some of the pioneering research which has informed the way in which services are provided and our panel of speakers will discuss the impact of current research and the challenges for future research.