"Support between appointments"

About: 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.


Response from Joanne O'Halloran, Clinical Psychologist, Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service, HSE

picture of Joanne O'Halloran

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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