Programme Co-ordinator and Lecturer on the Community Mental Health Programme.

Programme Co-ordinator and Lecturer on the Community Mental Health Programme.


Registered General Nurse;
Registered Psychiatric Nurse;
Addiction Counsellor;
Bachelor of Nursing;
MSc in Health Science (Education);
Registered Nurse Tutor;
Accredited psychotherapist MIACP;


Tom is a lecturer within the Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies. He is a graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway with a MSc in Health Education and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapy. Tom is currently working on the research project exploring the role of the Community mental health nurse in the context of the multidisciplinary team.


Tom’s past research interests include the effectiveness of some preventative suicide programmes, bereavement, grandparent's grief, providing mental health care in the community (especially the benefits derived from Acute Day Hospitals in Psychiatry in Later Life), Youth Mental Health and current Community Mental Health care provision.


2018
Co-author on a Report on the views of service users regarding the effectiveness of their care by the Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Services

2014
Publication: Understand me; believe in me; accept me as I am: perceptions of psychiatry of later life service. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine31(2), 97-106.

Publication: Youth Mental Health Study Report - Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

2012
Publication: Forgotten grievers: An exploration of the grief experiences of bereaved grandparents (part 2). International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 18(4) pp179-187

2011
Publication: Forgotten grievers: An exploration of the grief experiences of bereaved grandparents. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 17(4) pp170-176 

 

  • On national steering committee of the Hearing Voices Network
  • Chairperson of the Leitrim Implementation Group Connecting for Life (2016-2021)
  • Member of Sligo City Alcohol Strategy Group 2016