COVID - we're still open

Community Mental Health Services, Recovery, Dublin

We are still open. To keep everybody safe we have had to change how we deliver our services. As restrictions are being lifted we are seeing more and more people face to face.

New Patient Clinics New patient consultations are being carried out over the phone. If face to face consultation is necessary this is being arranged in a socially distant manner.
Out Patient Clinics Out patient clinics are being carried out over the phone where possible. Where phone clinics are not possible, e.g. depot clinics, face to face appointments are taking place using PPE and social distancing measures. 
Day Hospitals Day hospitals are closed. People attending day hospitals are being supported by phone by day hospital staff.
Day Centres Day centres are closed. People attending day centres are being supported by phone by day centre staff.
Home Care Home Care services are being provided over the phone. Visiting is only carried out where absolutely essential.
Hospital Care People are being screened for COVID 19 on admission. Visiting and patient time off the unit have been cancelled.
Assertive Outreach Assertive outreach services are being provided over the phone where possible. Home visits are carried out only when absolutely essential. Social distancing and PPE are being used.
First Episode Psychosis First episode services are being provided over the phone. Where necessary face to face consultations are taking place using social distancing.
Appointments with professionals Therapy sessions are either taking place over the phone or being postponed until physical distancing restrictions are lifted. Where necessary, face to face sessions are taking place using social distancing measures.
Group Programmes All group programmes have been postponed. Some that were already taking place have continued using phone and email contact. Stress control is being delivered online.
Community Residences Visiting has been restricted. Residents have been asked to stay indoors.

We are continuing to learn new ways to deliver our services and are testing the use of video conferencing. 

Other Supports

Advice on how to mind your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Help at your fingertips during COVID 19 gives a list of local helpline numbers.

If this pandemic has made a bad situation worse and your home isn't safe the we're still here website contains lots of useful resources.

Resources

Getting through COVID 19 together website gives lots of information and resources on coping during this difficult time.

From our friends in the ARIES project in Limerick, a piece on applying mental health recovery principles during the COVID 19 restrictions