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The Twilight Programme, St Patrick’s University Hospital

Mission / Aims

The Twilight Programme was established in 2007 for service users residing in St Patrick’s & St Edmundsbury Mental Health Services.It is a therapeutic recreational programme that provides a friendly and welcoming creative space for people to access during the evenings, and at weekends. The Twilight team strive to provide social, therapeutic and creative opportunities for individuals and groups to engage in activities that stimulate, add meaning and restore balance to participant’s lives. At the heart of the Twilight Programme is a collaborative process with service users, volunteers, creative arts therapists and professional arts practitioners. We acknowledge the value and importance of developing these on-going relationships which we hope is reflected in our ever evolving programme! The active engagement of each participant in a Twilight Programme activity or project is a desired goal. However, participation on the Twilight Programme is done so on a voluntary basis and each person’s participation in an activity is supported and encouraged with regard to that person’s capability, exercise of choice and dignity. The Twilight Programme frequently hosts guest performers and artists in the hospital, particularly focusing on a calendar of events during First Fortnight(Jan), Bealtaine (May), Green Ribbon (May), Bloom Fringe Festival (June), Culture Night (Sept), Mental Health Month (Oct) and seasonal events- collaborating with theatre groups, choirs, musicians, artists and other professional facilitators and performers, to create awareness of Mental Health within the Arts and Health context and to extend this awareness and de-stigmatisation into the wider community by hosting a number of public performances in the hospital each year.


Dance, Literature, Multidisciplinary, Music, Theatre, Visual Art


Sinead Moloney
Recreational Therapy Coordinator



St Patrick’s Mental Health Services,
P.O. Box
James' Street
Dublin 8


01 2493348

086 856 51 90




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Dublin North East

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