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Mission Statement

Schizophrenia Ireland is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by schizophrenia and related illnesses, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.

Who are we?

Schizophrenia Ireland (SI) was founded in 1975 and now has offices in the east (Dublin), the south-east (Kilkenny), the south (Cork), the west (Galway), the midlands (Longford), the mid-west (Limerick) and the north-east(Navan).

Schizophrenia Ireland believes that:

People with schizophrenia should at all times be accorded the rights, entitlements, and opportunities available to any other member of society on an equal basis, and should be empowered to participate in the life of the community to the fullest possible extent.
Relatives and families, the majority of whom are the primary providers of psychiatric care in the community should be accorded full recognition and support by the institutions of the State, and be empowered to address their own needs.
A history of mental illness should never be a cause of discrimination, stigmatisation or prejudice in any form, nor should it inhibit the individual’s right of equal access to training education and employment.
Schizophrenia Ireland lobbies consistently to promote the delivery of quality health care services and to reduce stigma.
We pursue a partnership and collaborative approach with all relevant agencies.


Information Helpline

Family Support Initiatives

Counselling Service

Social & Vocational Rehabilitation

Employment Services - Jobs Club (Supported by FAS)

The Basin Club - peer driven service, No. 39 Blessington St, Dublin.

Biennial Conference, November. For further information on the conference, please phone (01) 860 1620 or e-mail:

Lucia Day - July. SI's national awareness day is named after the writer, James Joyce's daughter Lucia who was diagnosed as having schizophrenia at a young age. SI organises public events each year to celebrate Lucia Day.

  Schizophrenia Ireland,
38 Blessington Street,
Dublin 7.
Tel: 01 - 860 1620

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