"My experience of Liscarney House"
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Posted by grateful user (as ),
I have been attending Liscarney House Sligo since Nov 2020. I found the staff to be extremely accommodating, understanding and sympathetic. They were very professional both in asking questions and allowing me to answer as it was an extremely difficult time for me to find myself requiring their services for the first time. I myself felt a stigma was still attached to mental health but as the months passed under their care, I came to realise its like any other health problem.
They have a wide range of services there from light gardening, occupational therapy, CBT for anyone who wishes to avail themselves. A place also to chat over a cuppa and meet other users and staff. They were understanding of problems with some medications and would change them until a suitable one was found. They would also change the dosage up or down as required.
They have an excellent public health service. The nurse calls to my house and does even though thank God I am in a much better place. It is a great way to get to know each other. The team would also keep in touch by phone alongside my visits to Liscarney. They provided phone nos for support outside their opening hours. They also include your partner and family if you wish. I am still attending but much less now and a with a view to weaning off my medication.
I cannot think of any improvements-they have been doing an excellent job even with pandemic restrictions.