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"Support between appointments"

About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services / Leitrim Adult Community Mental Health Services

(as a service user),

I thought it was a wonderful thing that I was able to call my community nurse in between appointments when I was having a crisis. I know that there are other services available that you can call if there is a crisis but they are strangers and do not know you in the same way the community nurses do. Having a mobile number for the community nurse was a wonderful thing, I give this service 100/100. It was such a relief for me to be able to call my community nurse, Gerard, when I needed someone to speak to I'd like to see this level of support from all community nurses for all the patients they support. Of course I would not dream of calling at night or at weekends, but it has given me peace of mind knowing he's there if I need him.

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Response from Joanne O'Halloran, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Service, HSE 5 years ago
Joanne O'Halloran
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Service,

I meet with service users and sometimes with their families. I assess psychological problems and provide psychological interventions in an effort to help service users overcome their difficulties.

Submitted on 22/06/2018 at 14:46
Published on Care Opinion on 25/06/2018 at 08:59

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Dear Pelicannm83,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about the community nurse support available as part of the mental health service provided in Sligo/Leitrim. I have shared your story with Nursing Management and with Gerard, the community nurse you speak of.

I wish you well in your continued recovery.

Kind regards,


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