Meet the Spirasi Team - Staff Profiles

Get to know a little more about the Spirasi Staff, including the challenges and rewards they encounter in their work



Torture - A Poem By Sarah Clancy

This year to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture June 26 Spirasi commissioned a poem written by the poet Sarah Clancy in collaboration with torture survivors.



Supporting a Victim of Torture - By a Befriender

A  Volunteers experience of joining the Befriending Programme in Spirasi



Life After Torture: A Befriender Perspective

Annette Healy , a Befriender with Spirasi gives an insight into her relationship with a remarkable lady Evelyn, via the Spirasi Befriending Programme



A Survivors Testimony

Ebrahim, a human rights defender and campaigner, speaks about being tortured and jailed in Bahrain



Hopeful words from a survivor

Roselin, a survivor, shares her experience of the pandemic and what has helped her to keep going. 


Working with Survivors of Torture

Máirtín Ó Maoláin, Examining Physician for Spirasi, talks about his experience of working with torture survivors.


Cultural humility in psychotherapy: a respectful way of working

Spirasi Psychotherapist Dr Joan Giller presents a piece on how vitally important it is that we consider culture as a central feature of the work we do: both from a Spirasi, and from our clients’ perspectives


Diversity and Harmony in a Spirasi Classroom

Spirasi English Teacher Angus O’ Riordan provides insight into life in a Spirasi classroom


What is the UN Convention Against Torture Really Saying

Spirasi Therapist John O'Donoghue reflects on the definition of torture.


Spirasi Pride 2019

Spirasi marks its first pride as Dublin Pride kicked off in city center, celebrating diversity with thousands of people on the streets.