It is estimated that one in four of us will experience some mental health problems in our lifetime, from a low period, to more serious depression, to a small number who will experience severe mental health problems. If you feel persistently sad, have trouble sleeping or experience unexplained aches and pains, you should visit your GP for some advice. Most people are treated by the GP alone, unless more support, for example, therapy services, is required, in which case you may be referred to some of the following day and hospital services.
Donegal Mental Health Administrator
Child & Family Mental Health Service, Rossan College building Letterkenny (074) 9120340
Child & Family Mental Health Service, Ardeskin, Donegal Town, (074) 97 24200
Clinical Director, Dept of Psychiatry, General Hospital Campus, Letterkenny, 074 9104700
Park View House Day Hospital, St. Conal's Campus (074) 9123613
Day Centre, St. Conal's (074) 9121022 (Ext. 3720)
Psychiatric Acute Unit, General Hospital Campus, Letterkenny, 074 9104700
19 & 20 Solomon's Court, Letterkenny (Old Age Psychiatry) (074) 9188295
St. Eunan's Court, Letterkenny (Addiction & Counselling) (074) 9128130 / 9128769
Cleary House Supervised Residential Unit, Knocknamona, Letterkenny (074) 9121724
Community Mental Health Services Central Sector HQ, Scally Place, Letterkenny, (074) 91 97150 or 97185
Mental Health Service, Primary Care Centre, Stranorlar (074) 9189563
Worklink Carndonagh, Ard chlochar, Carndonagh (074) 9329718
Worklink Dungloe, Caravan Rd, Dungloe (074) 9561024
Worklink Letterkenny, 4A Pearse Rd, Letterkenny, (074) 91 28872
Create-a-link, Arts Centre, Pearse Rd, Letterkenny (074) 9168745
Mental Health Rehabilitation Service, Willow House, Kilmacrennan Rd., Letterkenny (074) 9188329
Community Mental Health Services South West Sector HQ, Ard Nua Building, Hospital Campus, Donegal Town (074) 97 43051
Rowanfield House Supervised Residential Unit, Donegal Town (074) 9721910
Donegal Day Centre, Donegal Town (074) 9721910
Ionad Lae na Carraice (074) 9739354
SRU, Convent Rd., Carndonagh (074) 9373336
Carndonagh, Day Centre (074) 9373336
Community Mental Health Team, NE HQ, Buncrana Primary Care Centre, Maginn Ave, Buncrana, Co Donegal F93 E12W, Tel: 074 989 8800
Community Mental Health Services North West Sector HQ, Hospital Campus Dungloe (074) 9521860
Park House Supervised Residential Unit, Carnmore Rd, Dungloe (074) 9521333
Dungloe Day Centre, Psychiatric Unit, Dungloe (074) 9521860
Ionad Lae an Fhalcarraigh (075) 9135104
Cois Locha Apts, Dungloe (074) 9521860
As part of the public service provided by the HSE, Psychologists in Donegal see adults and children who present with a wide variety of emotional, relationship and behavioural problems stemming from many different causes.Psychological factors play an important role in many conditions of both mental and physical ill health and may also adversely impact on emotional well being. Typical examples of the type of problems that prompt people to come to see us include, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, disability.
Psychologists carry out assessment, diagnostic and intervention work including developmental assessments, ASD diagnosis, psychotherapeutic and behavioural interventions.
Psychologists also provide a consultation and advice service to the public as well as HSE and other agencies' staff .
As well as working in the psychology department, a number of psychologists are based in multi -disciplinary teams, such as mental health and early intervention disability teams.
Referral to the service
You can refer yourself or your child directly to the service either by letter or phone call. Equally, you can ask your GP or other health professional whom you attend to do so on your behalf. Once the referral is accepted, your name or that of your child is placed on the waiting list of that part of the service based closest to where you live. Referrals are prioritized on the waiting list according to the seriousness of the problem, therefore the more information which can be provided initially, the better able we will be to decide on its priority. Referrals may not be accepted because there is a more appropriate service available that deals with the problems with which you are concerned. If that is the case, you will be informed of that and how to contact the service in question.
The service is based in:
12, Ardavan Square, Buncrana Tel. no. 074-9362223
Cruagorm House, Donegal town Tel. no. 074-9722781
Community Hospital, Dungloe Tel no. 074-9521044
County Clinic, Letterkenny 074-9104641.
The HSE provides counselling to adult victims of childhood physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect. North West Region Counselling Services Tel: (071) 9142161