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Want to tell the HSE what you think of mental health services? Now's your chance

The first of a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings will take place in Dublin next week.

Crying woman
Crying woman

THE HSE IS organising a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings to hear about people’s experiences with mental health services.

A statement released today said that the meetings would allow people who use the services, and their families, friends or carers, to “share their views on how mental health services should be developed and delivered”.

The public discussions are being organised as part of the HSE’s ‘Vision for Change‘ strategy on the future of mental health services in Ireland.

Next week two such meetings will take place at the Ashling Hotel on Parkgate Street in Dublin next Tuesday, March 25 at 2 pm and Wednesday, March 26 at 7.30 pm.

The discussion will be chaired by Paddy McGowan, a member of the HSE National Mental Health Management Team.

McGowan said he would “ensure that everyone who wants their voice heard on these matters gets an opportunity to do so”.

“I really believe that it is important to host nationwide meetings to give an opportunity to a wider group of service users, family members and carers to have their say about mental health services,” McGowan added.

Information on additional ‘listening’ meetings is available on the HSE website.

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