As a parent of a son who is attending the EIP (Early Intervention in Psychosis Team) program in Sligo, I have to say I'd be totally lost without the help and support I've received myself from the team. I know other parents in different parts of the country who don't have access to this program and it's almost impossible for them to get any help or answers to their concerns and they feel very much abandoned.
The IPS worker in Sligo was one of the most helpful members of the team especially in the early days when it was a daily struggle just to encourage my son to take his medication. Ian would pick him up and just take him for a drive, have a chat and just put him at his ease. He was in regular contact helping him to find work and staying in touch to see how he was getting on.
There were quite a few times that my son cancelled appointments with the team in the early days but they were all patient and understanding and let him reschedule and come back when he was ready.
I can't thank the team enough for their support for both me and my son over the last year.
"EIP Team Sligo and importance of IPS"
About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services
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