Area Leads for Engagement

There are 9 Area Leads for Engagement, each of whom are members of the Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) Area Mental Health Management Team.  The purpose of these posts are to consult with and present the views of service users, family members and carers through engagement and partnership and to influence decision making at Area Management level. The Area Leads develop structures that allow for the involvement of service users, family members and carers in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of mental health services.

These structures consist of formal and informal groups, some called forums, set up across the country. These forums provide a place for service users, family members and carers to give feedback about their experience of the mental health services. Please see the contact details for the area leads below to find a forum near you.

Regional Area Leads

CHO 1 - Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan

Vacant post


CHO 2 - Community Healthcare West - Galway, Roscommon, Mayo

Maria McGoldrick


Phone: 087 4148743

CHO 3 - Mid-West Community Healthcare - Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary

Rosemary Ryan


Phone: 061 461282 and 087 656 0854


CHO 4 - Cork Kerry Community Healthcare - Cork/Kerry

Rory Doody

Email: or

Phone: 087 3502640


CHO 5 - South East Community Healthcare - South Tipperary, Carlow/Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford

Paul Fallon


Phone: 086 4182003


CHO 6 - Community Healthcare East - Dublin South East, Dublin South and Wicklow

Charles Searson


Phone: 087 0955704


CHO7 - Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare, West Wicklow, Dublin West, Dublin South City, Dublin South West

Emma Mcguire


Phone: 087 184 0005


CHO8- Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare Organisation - Laois/Offaly, Longford/West Meath, Louth/Meath

Vacant post


CHO 9 Dublin North City & County - Dublin North, Dub. North Central, Dub. North West

Fionn Fitzpatrick

Email: or

Phone: 087 3592059 / 01 778 4165