The CMHCR’s PRIMERA Programme is the first project of its kind in Ireland and has gained national interest. The aims of the research are to help identify, implement and evaluate family-focused interventions for families with children aged 5-18 years, where a parent has mental health difficulties.  Professor Sinéad McGilloway, Principal Investigator of the PRIMERA research programme, was interviewed on RTE’s Drivetime on 6th September to discuss the importance of this new research. Please follow the link below to listen:

The research programme was also mentioned on RTE’s Morning Ireland ‘It Says in the Papers’ segment and was featured (prominently) in the Irish Examiner (p.3):

The PRIMERA research team hosted a unique Masterclass on 5 September which was delivered by Dr Adrian Falkov, a world-leading expert on family mental health, to provide frontline professionals with the extra support they might require to tackle the often complex needs of Irish families who struggle with mental health challenges as part and parcel of their everyday life. For more information, clink on the press release below:

The other PRIMERA team members are Dr Mairead Furlong and Christine Mulligan.

The photo above of the Primera Masterclass from left to right, HSE Business Manager to the Head of Mental Health Engagement, Christine Mulligan, PRIMERA PhD Scholar, Dr. Sinead Reynolds, HSE Mental Health Division, Professor Sinead McGilloway, PRIMERA Principal Investigator, Dr. Adrian Falkov, Senior Staff Specialist in Child, Youth and Family Psychiatry at The Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia,  Mr. David Walsh, HSE National Director for Community Operations and Dr. Mairead Furlong, PRIMERA Research Co-Ordinator.