Éamonn is a psychiatric nurse who has over 20 years’ experience working in Mental Health Services.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Studies (Mental Health) from NUI Galway, a Masters in Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care (University of Limerick), a Diploma in Leadership & Quality in Healthcare (Royal College of Physicians Ireland) and has completed the Training Delivery & Evaluation programme (QQI).
He has worked both in Ireland and Australia as a mental health nurse in many different areas, specialties and different roles. He worked in Nursing Education supervising Nursing Students on clinical placements from 2010 to 2016. He has worked as a senior nurse manager since 2016 in Quality Compliance and overseeing the Longford Westmeath Mental Health Rehabilitation & Recovery Services for people experiencing enduring mental health difficulties. Éamonn has represented nursing on both the Vision for Change National Working Group on Recovery and on the inaugural Advancing Recovery in Ireland steering group.
Éamonn is an experienced facilitator having worked in formal teaching roles since 2006. He completed Instructors courses in the Management of Violence and Aggression in 2006 (with Broadmoor Hospital, West London Trust, UK) and again in 2014 (with TMR Training Solutions who provide training for the staff of the National Forensic Services, Ireland). He was employed by University College Cork as a lecturer on the Mental Health in the Community certificate programme from 2016-2018. . Éamonn is also a trained facilitator in both Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and in Mental Health Recovery Principles & Practice. Eamonn also delivers training with the Learning Curve Institute on Mental Health Awareness and Conflict Management and Challenging Behaviour.