In light of the exceptional contribution Professor Eadbhard O’Callaghan provided in the area of Mental Health Research, the Professor Eadbhard O’Callaghan Memorial Bursary has been established by Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries to honour the memory of our highly esteemed colleague.

In 2014, in keeping with the Prof. O’Callaghan’s primary field of interest and advancement, the Bursary Committee will consider applications which address Psychosis in adult mental health and which contribute to any of the following outcomes:

• To improve service delivery and raise awareness

• To improve carer education

• To improve student capacity in the area of research in Psychosis

• To provide networking and professional experience

• To provide research on Psychosis from a service user perspective

The bursary will be up to €10,000. This may be awarded as one award or a multiple of smaller amounts where more than one application is awarded.

For Selection Criteria and Application Information please go to

The deadline for the 2014 Eadbhard O’Callaghan Memorial Bursary is 4th September 2014.

Originally from Cameroon, Brother Bernard Benda and Brother Nestor Bamboye were both interviewed recently about their experience of the Ebola virus. Both Brothers were  based in Sierra Leone when they were asked by their Provincial to go to Liberia. They joined the Hospitaller team staff at the Order's Hospital in Monrovia where four Brothers, one Missionary Sister and thirteen Hospitaller Co-workers had just died from Ebola. As the virus continues to claim lives in both countries, their interview is a gripping read - click here.

Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone: The role of the Saint John of God Brothers

Mabesseneh Hospital in Lunsar feeds quarantined homes 

The Ebola Crisis in Monrovia - a report from the front line

RTE 1 Television News Interview with John Mitchell

Marian Finucane Show RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday 10th August 

Ebola Virus Risk Continues - Morning Ireland RTE Radio 1 
Wed 6th August

Interview with Brother Patrick Nshamdze RIP

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Thanks to everyone who took part in and supported Cycle Against Suicide Wicklow/Dublin Spin Off on Saturday 16th August.

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Grant Brady, Sarah Gavra Boland and Lisa McEvoy at Saint John of God Menni Services in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new mobile phone app is helping people at Menni Services to travel safely and independently between locations. The idea for the app came originally from  Programme Manager Eoin Mooney and Supported Employment Co-Ordinator Des Balmer. It has been brought to its current stage with the support of Sarah Gavra Boland who came to work with us last year as part of the Vodafone World of Difference Competition. 

Irish Times article


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