It is with great optimism that I step into the role as Editor-in-Chief with Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. Much progress has been made since inception of the journal over three decades ago, most recently marked by new partnerships with the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and Cambridge University Press. This is a crucial time for the journal to sustain and build on progress made to date. The journal will continue with the previous tradition of publishing high-quality original research, and will disseminate this research to an audience with the aim of improving mental health for all. I would like to express a huge gratitude to the outgoing Editor from all involved in the journal for the steadfast work throughout his tenure, and I look forward with enthusiasm to taking further steps of progress in this role.