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Photo of many hands reaching onto a heart made from Autumn leaves with the words "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

St. Joseph's Adolescent School award winning photograph! 


'We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.'  


Winner of the Mental Health Ireland National Project 2014.  Congratulations and thanks to all involved!


To view all of our entries please click here.

Welcome to St. Joseph's Adolescent School website!  We hope you find it informative and helpful.  


The school opened in 2002 and is located on the grounds of St. Vincent’s Hospital Fairview (SVHF).  The school provides a range of dedicated teachers for young people like us, aged from 13 up to 18 years old, primarily from across the North Dublin and North East area of Ireland (Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, North Dublin) who are experiencing thoughts and feelings which can make it difficult for us to get to our own schools.   We work as part of the multi-disciplinary care team with students referred through St Vincent's Hospital Fairview Inpatient Unit, and CAHMS Day Hospital North Great George's Street. .

The school is a designated special school and aims to provide us with a holistic education while we are unable to attend our regular schools.  By working closely with our parents and medical staff the teachers help us to return to our own schools, get onto training courses or further education, depending on the needs of the individual student. 


We are encouraged to explore and acknowledge our skills and talents by engaging in a range of extra-curricular activities also, such as art projects, learning musical instruments, photography etc.  This gives us a balanced and rounded education that acknowledges our academic and personal skills.

The students of St. Joseph's Adolescent School

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