A unique group art felting project has been unveiled at an acute inpatient ward for older adults in St James’ Hospital.
Patients, family members and staff at the Connolly Norman Unit (CNU) spent a number of months working on the project, which was unveiled by Michael Lyster at a lovely ceremony on the ward. The project was part of a wider initiative to make the ward more comfortable for the
Two years after the launch of the HSE Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Model, women across the country have spoken about the transformative effects the perinatal mental health services have had on their pregnancies and beyond.
Perinatal mental health disorders are those which complicate pregnancy and the first postnatal year. They include both new-onset and relapse or reoccurrence of pre-existing disorders. Their unique aspect is their potential to affect the relationship between mother, child, and family unit. In developing the model of care the HSE were very much focused on the needs of women, infants and their families.