EOLAS Research

The EOLAS programme has been evaluated since its first delivery in 2011 by Professor Agnes Higgins and the EOLAS Research Team at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.  The projects related to EOLAS and the outcomes of the research are outlined in the documents below.

Trinity College Dublin EOLAS Introduction

Publications from the EOLAS Programme

Murphy R, Barry J, Higgins A, Doyle L, Monahan M, Hevey D, Eustace-Cook J, Gibbons P, Factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives in adult mental health services: a systematic review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): ‘Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems’, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020

Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Barry J, Monahan C, Ferguson S, Murphy R, Monahan M, Downes C, Higgins A, EOLAS PhotoVoice Project: Mental Distress & Recovery Portrayed Through Photography, 39th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, RSCI, Dublin, 27 Feb, 2020

Poster, 2020

Barry, J. Monahan, C. Monahan, M. Murphy, R. Ferguson, S. Lee, K. Bennet, A. Gibbons, P. Higgins, A., ‘The Road We Travel’: Developing a co-produced narrative for a photovoice project, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2020

Journal Article, 2020

Barry J, Lee K, Higgins A, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, Boyd F, Gibbons P, EOLAS: The Road We Travel – A Participatory Photography Project, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2020 (THEconf2020): ‘Integrated healthcare: developing person-centred health systems’, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5 March, 2020

Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Barry, J., Eustace-Cook, J., Monahan, M., Kroll, T., Hevey, D., Doyle, L., & Gibbons, P. , Scoping review of factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives for people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families, Journal of mental health , 2020, p1 – 14

Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Higgins, A., Murphy, R., Downes, C., Barry, J., Monahan, M., Doyle, L. and Gibbons, P. , Beyond the moment: Influence of a co‚Äźfacilitated education intervention on practitioners’ recovery beliefs and practices., International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2020

Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Higgins A, Hevey D, Downes C, Boyd F, Cusack N, Monahan M, Gibbons P, Family members’ perspectives on the acceptability and impact of a co-facilitated information programme: the EOLAS mental health programme, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2019

Journal Article, 2019

Higgins A; Downes C, Hevey D, Boyd F, Cusack N, Monahan M, Gibbons P, Evaluation of a peer and clinician co-facilitated information and learning mental health programme for Service Users: the EOLAS Programme, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 2019

Journal Article, 2019

Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O’Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P., & Monaghan M, Outcomes of a co-facilitation skills training programme for mental health service users, family members and clinicians: the EOLAS project., International Journal of Mental Health, 27, (2), 2018, p911 – 921

Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Downes C, Carroll M Gill A, Monahan M, Higgins A, Practice nurses’ knowledge and competence in relation to perinatal mental health care, Practice Nursing, 28, (12), 2017, p542 – 551

Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O’ Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P, Monahan M, A participatory approach to the development of a co-produced and co-delivered information programme for users of services and family members: the EOLAS programme (paper 1), Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34, (1), 2017, p19 – 27

Journal Article, 2017

Gibbons P, Higgins A, Hevey D, Monaghan M, O’ Connor C, An evaluation of the EOLAS psychoeducation programme for service users: An innovative approach to collaboration between clinicians and ‘experts by experience’, 24th European Congress of Psychiatry European Psychiatry , 33, 2016, ppS565-

Published Abstract, 2016

O’Shea, M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Leavy. C; Hevey, D; Higgins, A , Impact of a four day facilitation training programme on participants knowledge, skills and confidence: qualitative findings, The Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: ‘Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron’, Trinity College Dublin, 10th April 2014, 2014

Oral Presentation, 2014

O’Shea, M; Monahan, M; Hevey, D; McBennett, P; Leavy. C; Higgins, A , Pre and post test outcome of four day facilitation training programme on participant’s knowledge, skills and confidence’, 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference: ‘Fundamentals of Nursing & Midwifery Practice’, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 19-20 February, 2014, pp80-

Poster, 2014

Leavy, C; O’Shea, M; Hevey, D; M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Higgins, A, Pre and post-test outcome of four day facilitation training programme on participant’s knowledge, skills and confidence, Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: ‘Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron’, Trinity College Dublin, 10 April, 2014

Poster, 2014

Boyd, F., Hogan, P., O’Brien, A., Lakes, D., Breen, M., Sharek, D., McBennett, P., O’Connor, C., Gibbons, P., Gregan, L., Brassil, D., McFeely, S., Hevey, D., and Higgins, A , Equality of presence and equality of participation: lessons from the EOLAS collaborative research project, Mental Health Commission National Mental Health Services Collaborative Symposium , Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, 7 Feb, 2012

Poster, 2012

Higgins A, Barry J, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, ‘EOLAS the Road we travelled. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of service users and family members ‘, McAuley Place Naas, Co Kildare, 2020, –

Exhibition, 2020

Higgins A, ‘The EOLAS Participatory Photographic project: the road we travelled ‘, 2020, –

Visual art production, 2020 URL

Higgins A, Barry J, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, ‘EOLAS the Road we travelled. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of service users and family members ‘, Recovery College, Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2020, –

Exhibition, 2020

Higgins A, Barry J, Monahan M, Monahan C, Murphy R, ‘EOLAS the Road we travelled. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of service users and family members ‘, Venue Atrium, Trinity College Dublin, 2019, –

Exhibition, 2019