Rehabilitation and Recovery: Mental Health Services, Dublin South City


Who is the service for?

A minority of people diagnosed with mental disorder experience longer term difficulties with community living. Our Rehabilitation service provides specialist mental health services to people living in the Dublin South City area in conjunction with your Community Mental Health team. We work in partnership with local other local health care providers and social services.

Rehabilitation may involve you being resident in our community hostels; you need to be referred by your Local Mental Health Team to access the residential part of the service, or attend our day centre services from home or hospital

Read more about:

  • Community Residences
  • Day Services









What are Community Residences?

Community Residences are places where you can live if you’re unable to live independently. They are divided into High Support, Medium Support and Low Support residences.

High Support

This is a community residence where care staff are on site 24 hours of the day, every day of the week.

Medium Support

This is a community residence where care staff is on site from 4pm to 10 am on the following day. There is a nurse manager available each morning Mon to Friday.

Low Support

This is a community residence where staff call in on a  regular basis and a support number to nursing staff is provided on a 24hr basis.

Who can access residential places?

Some residences concentrate on training to live more independently. Others provide long term accommodation.

Where at all possible we see people in their own homes. Housing needs are managed by local authorities and housing agencies or private rented sector. For the small number of people need constant nursing care. This is assessed by the rehabilitation team in partnership with the community mental health team.

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, places are very limited. The decision to accommodate is made only after all other options are exhausted

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Day Support centre

Referrals for day support are open to all Community Mental Health teams.

Who can go?

Individuals currently living in rehabilitative community residences or those that need some longer term extra support to live in their own homes. A waiting list is sometimes in place as places are always in demand.

How long does it last/What is the time commitment?

This can vary depending on needs of individual from a couple of weeks to ongoing intervention, and from one day to several days a week. Your timetable is reviewed by staff regularly.

What goes on there?

  • Recovery focused goal-setting
  • Activities of daily living programme
  • Gardening
  • Computer skills
  • Leisure and vocational exploration

Purpose of Programme

  • To develop independent living skills
  • To develop leisure an vocational skills
  • To use the recovery approach in managing mental health difficulties
  • To find linkages to reintegrate individuals into their own communities.


Breakfast and Lunch are provided for those who need it on their days of attendance.


Monday - Friday 8.30-4.30pm


There is a fulltime Nurse Manager and staff nurse attached to the day support centre along with group and individual sessions given by

·        Social Work

·        Occupational Therapy

·        Psychology

·        Art Therapist

·        Other community facilitators such as exercise / music facilitators.