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A group of NUI Galway students will hold a vigil outside the shell of a burned down addiction counselling centre in Merlin Park next week to highlight their concern over a plan to relocate the service to the psychiatric unit at UHG.
The coalition Mental Health Reform this presented Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch TD with a petition signed by over 21,000 people, calling for the government to keep its commitment to invest an additional €35 million in community mental health services next year. 10,000 people had signed a similar petition in 2012. This year, signatures were collected nationwide over eight weeks as part of the group’s Do What Works pre-budget campaign.
The man who set up the then Western Health Board’s addiction counselling service 27 years ago says he fears its planned transfer to the psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway will signal the death knell of this vital service.
A POTENTIALLY fascinating play awaits theatre goers to An Taibhdhearc on Saturday September 21 at 8pm, when a Norwegian theatre company takes to the stage.
A man who took a flat screen TV from a hotel in Ballina was before Ballina District Court this week after his case was adjourned for sentencing.
The public are being urged to support a public protest in Ballinasloe on Sunday over the HSE’s plans to close 22 psychiatric beds at St Brigid’s Hospital.
Members of the local community in Ballinasloe are to stage marches both in Ballinasloe and at Leinster House to protest at the closure of a psychiatric unit in St Brigid’s Hospital.
Mayo Recovery College, the first college of its kind in Ireland, will open its doors to the people of Mayo and beyond this autumn. The college aims to expand the mental health services towards the building of a greater quality of life for service users by committing to give equal attention to the personal or lived experience of people with mental health difficulties, their family members/friends, and professional expertise; and empowering the community to accommodate human distress and ensure full citizenship for all service users. In essence, the recovery college will recognise the equal importance of both professional expertise and lived experience.
The HSE has denied it is “fast-tracking” the closure of a psychiatric unit in Ballinasloe, but accepted it would be closed by the end of the year as part of its policy of re-integrating patients back to society from such institutions.
Many young people across Galway struggle with mental health issues daily and there needs to be stream-lined, responsible, and dependable services to which they can turn.