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NFMHS: Families and Carers


There will be visiting rooms on the units and other areas of the campus. These rooms will accommodate family visits for patients where possible. Many will be equipped with armchairs, coffee tables and beverage facilities to accommodate visits and provide patients and visitors with an opportunity to enjoy their time together.

Child visits (for anyone under 18) can be accommodated in specially designated rooms within the main reception building. The room will be designed to be child and family friendly affording the opportunity patients and family to enjoy visits together.

Carer’s Group 

There is a well established Carer's Group associated with the CMH Dundrum. The Central Mental Hospital Carers Group is a voluntary group of relatives and carers of patients in the hospital in Dundrum meeting monthly at the hospital. They liaise with hospital management and staff on a regular basis on matters relating to the care of patients and the conditions in which they live.

Our Carers Group meet regularly on the site and encourage that any carer related queries be sent to cmhcarers@gmail.com

CMH Carers’ Group Meeting Calendar 2019: 

Friday 11th January
Friday 1st February
Saturday 2nd March
Friday 5th April
Friday 10th May
Saturday 8th June
Friday 5th July
Friday 9th August*
Saturday 7th September
Friday 4th October
Friday 1st November
Friday 6th December*

*Meeting date subject to change  

Support Groups

Here in the NFMHS we work closely with a number of support groups to bring a balanced and holistic approach to their care. See the following links for some of our key support groups that we regularly work with

Alcoholics Anonymous - https://www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie/

Simon Community - https://simon.ie/

Irish Advocacy Network - http://www.irishadvocacynetwork.com/

National support for people affected by mental illness - www.shine.ie

Independent mental health service - www.irishadvocacynetwork.com

Commission for the support of victims of crime - www.csvc.ie


See the following links for some supporting information:

HSE Mental Health Services - www2.hse.ie/mentalhealth

Mental Health Ireland - www.mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Commission - www.mhcirl.ie

Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board - www.mhclrb.ie