Director Profile

Mr Pearse Finegan from Westport Co Mayo took up the post of Director of Mental Health Project in June, 2008. For 15 years, Mr. Finegan held the post of Director of Nursing at Mayo Mental Health Services. He has also worked at St Brigid's Hospital Ballinasloe, The Richmond Dublin, St Vincent's Elm Park, and St Brendan's Dublin, and has served on many national boards. He is a registered general nurse and registered psychiatric nurse. He has a diploma in Nursing Management RCSI and a MSc in Health Service Management from Trinity College Dublin.

At present, Mr Finegan is looking at areas that have started the process of transformation of mental health services with primary care so as to support good initiatives and showcase them to other areas. Over the next few months, Mr Finegan will be meeting with GPs to hear their views and experiences of day-to-day mental health services around the country.

Pearse can be contacted by email at pearse.finegan@icgp.ie