Transition Year Programme

Our Transition Year (TY) Programme is a one-week mental health awareness placement, conducted by clinical staff from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

About the programme

About the programme

Every year, 100 students from across Ireland take part in the TY Programme, with 20 students participating in a week-long placement at a time.

Students engage in approximately five sessions each day, focusing on various aspects of mental health. They also get to take part in a mock multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting.

Each May, we mark the graduation of students who have completed the programme, hearing from special guest speakers and giving out graduation certificates to each of the students, who leave the programme empowered to act as mental health ambassadors in both their schools and local communities.

2020/21 programme

The most recent TY Programme took place across the 2020/21 academic year. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, and with everyone’s safety in mind, it ran online so that students could complete it remotely by attending a diverse timetable of virtual sessions throughout their dedicated week.

Applications for the next programme will open shortly - stay tuned!

Look back at our 2019/20 TY Graduation

Look back at our 2019/20 TY Graduation

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See a student's experience of the programme

See a student's experience of the programme

This is a photograph of student Freya Feeney who took part in the TY Programme in 2020.

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