"DBT in Sligo"

About: Sligo Adult Community Mental Health Services

(as a service user),

I began pre-DBT treatment as completely hopeless, with no imaginable future. I had been in and out of mental health services continuously for my adult life and nothing had improved. 18 months later after starting DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), I'm living a happy life, I have a future, and I'm in the best position and mental health of my life. I can't say enough for the DBT team, who made what could have been a gruelling 12 month course so engaging and enjoyable, not to mention incredibly effective. Aine, my one to one therapist and Liz, who started me on the DBT path, were so encouraging and genuinely care about their clients, as do the entire team. It's a treatment I encourage anyone who meets the requirements to participate in, and I believe more funding needs to be given as the results speak for themselves (a comfortable new location for the group classes would make a world of difference!) 

Thank you so much for the support you've given me over the past few months. I truly believe you have saved my life.

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Response from Patrick Finan, Senior Clinical Psychologist & DBT Therapist, Sligo Leitrim Adult DBT Service, Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service We are preparing to make a change

Dear Elmo,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback on the Sligo / Leitrim, AMH Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Programme. It’s great to hear that you have had such a positive experience and that you look forward to the future with such optimism. I will make sure that Aine and Liz hear of your kind words.

With regard to the location of the DBT group skills, we are aware that the room could do with some attention. This is however a rented building and our understanding is that we will not be there for too much longer. We have tried to use Wise Mind to decide whether to invest resources in decorating our current space, or use those resources for a new location. It is a dilemma! Taking your feedback into account we will return to this issue and apply Pros and Cons to review the decision.

Thanks again for the feedback, we really value it and congratulations again on your progress.We wish you all the best for the future and remember to continue using those skills!

Patrick and the DBT team.

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