Session 1 – Human Rights and the Provision of Care

Tuesday 10th November 2020 – 9.30am – 11.50am

9.30 am Opening of the Day – Mr Conor MCarthy, Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group CEO.

Chair –Dr Larkin Feeney, Clinical Director, Saint John of God Adult Mental Health Community Services

9.40 am – Keynote Speaker – Prof Emily Logan, Adjunct Professor (Human Rights Practice), Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUIG. ‘’Small Places: Protecting Human Rights’

10.20 am – 5 minute break

10.25 am – Aine Flynn, Mental Health Commission, DSS
‘The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 in the Context of Mental Health Services:
Overview and Update’.

10.40 am -Michael Keating, HIQA
‘Promoting a Care Environment that is Free from Restrictive Practices’.

10.55 am – 5 minute break

11.00 am -Prof Brian O’Donoghue, Associate Professor University Melbourne, ‘Reducing Involuntary
Admissions by Identifying High Risk Groups’.

11.15 am– Michael Groves & Charles Searson, Wicklow Mental Health Engagement Forum-‘Recovery
focused – changes over the past ten years’.

11.30 am – Panel Discussion – Live-panel members – Chair: Dr. Larkin Feeney. Aine Flynn, MHC., Prof Brian O’Donoghue, Michael Keating, HIQA, Emma Balmaine, CEO St John of God Hospital CLG; Teresa Mallon, Director of Quality and Program Development, SJOG ID Services, Charles Searson and Michael Groves.

Panel Members

  • What have been the key changes in human rights over 30 years in the provision of mental health, specialist dementia and intellectual disability services?
  • What are the challenges for research for the next 10 years?

11.50 am – Close Session –Chair –Dr. Larkin Feeney