To help you on your recovery journey, you can access high quality, integrated, health and personal social services built around your needs and where you are supported by effective team work.
You can access services through your GP or by attending the Emergency Department of University Hospital, Kerry. Click here for more information on accessing services.You will need to be over the age of 18 with mental health as your primary issue. You can expect to be referred to some of the following services at Cois Abhann, depending on your needs:
If you are experiencing an acute mental health crisis, you may benefit from attending the Crisis Intervention Support Nurse.
The Crisis Intervention Support Nurse in Cois Abhann is available Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.30 hrs. Additionally, a Crisis Nurse on call during weekend from 09.00 to 17.30 hrs operating from a different location.
If you need help with clinical care and/or support for yourself and your family, then you may benefit from working with a Community Mental Health Nurse. There are two community mental health nurses allocated to the Listowel area who serve both the rural and urban areas. The Community Mental Health Nurses work with individuals age 18 and over with a mental illness. The CNMH service is provided 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday and they work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
You may find that you would benefit from educational groups aimed at improving lifestyle and coping skills as well as functional groups orientated at improving community and independent living skills. In this case, you would work with occupational therapy service. Intervention consists of both individual and group therapy. Individual therapy is centred around your needs and your goals. Group therapy is conducted once weekly in Cois Abhann day hospital. The group programme is under constant review to best meet the needs of participants and is subject to alteration and development.
Currently groups offered by the occupational therapist are conducted in Cois Abhann day hospital and include:
- anxiety management,
- lifestyle management,
- solutions for wellness,
- community skills.
Individual intervention can include but is not exclusive to;
- Independent living skills (self care, meal preparation, financial management and community skills)
- Wellness and lifestyle balance
- Goal setting
- Cognitive assessment and retraining
- Vocational opportunities
- Leisure exploration
- Anxiety/stress management
- Depression support
- Social skills training (assertiveness, social interaction, confidence building etc)
- Coping skills training