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"Dochas clubhouse"

About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services

(as a service user),

I went to the Dochas club house on Monday Morning after school drop because I wanted to just go back to bed again. I cried and had a cup of tea, chatted , helped with the meeting ,and saw a notice  for self care training on Tuesday.  Rosaleen got me an appointment with Phil in leader social inclusion and I cried in that meeting too. Tuesday morning after school drop I went to the Grow meeting had some lunch at the club house and we went to the self care training. I had an appointment with my DBT therapist this morning and went to second session of self care and back to the clubhouse. I have great support rom the Dochas clubhouse. The information networking is excellent. The DBT therapy is excellent. On Sunday morning I was heading fast towards suicidal ideation again ,  but happy to say I broke the spiral this time. Thank you to all my supports.

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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 03/07/2018 at 14:51
Published on Care Opinion at 15:06

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Dear Hilarious,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience attending all of the support services you refer to, particularly the Dochas clubhouse. I telephoned Rosaleen (Acting Manager, Dochas Clubhouse) today to tell her about your story and she was really pleased that your experience of the clubhouse is such a positive one.

I wish you well in your recovery journey.

Kind regards,


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