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Transition Year Programme

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

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.

Based in St Patrick's University Hospital in Dublin 8, the programme runs between 10am and 2pm from Monday to Friday, with 45 minutes for lunch - provided in the SPUH café - each day.

Each May, all of the students who have completed the programme are invited back to SPUH for a graduation ceremony with a special guest speaker. All students receive a graduation certificate and leave the programme empowered to act as mental health ambassadors in both their schools and local communities.

2019/2020 Programme

The TY Programme takes place across the following dates only:

  • November 2019

    • Week commencing 11 November, 2019
    • Week commencing 18 November, 2019

    Please note: Applications for the 2019/2020 programme are now closed.

  • January 2020

    • Week commencing 20 January 2020

    Please note: Applications for the 2019/2020 programme are now closed.

  • February 2020

    • Week commencing 17 February 2020

    Please note: Applications for the 2019/2020 programme are now closed.

  • March 2020

    • Week commencing 2 March 2020

    Please note: Applications for the 2019/2020 programme are now closed.

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