As well as direct referrals from parents, referrals are also accepted from HSE services, Paediatricians, GPs, Public Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Social Workers. It is extremely helpful to have reports or letters from other professionals who have been involved with a child or teenager.
The best way to make an appointment is via our contact page or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing some information about what type of assessment or service you are seeking. You can also call us on (089) 4169895 and leave a message and we will get back to you.
Appointments are always necessary and there is no drop-in service. There is no emergency or out of hours cover provided. If you are urgently concerned about a young person’s mental health or wellbeing, contact your GP or the doctor on call GP service if out of hours in the first instance. Young people in mental health crisis are best assessed by a Consultant Psychiatrist within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which can provide a team-based approach under medical supervision and can refer for inpatient treatment if required. Types of mental health problem that are best treated within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service include severe depression with suicidal thoughts and behaviours, eating disorders, psychosis and substance misuse.