first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 26, 2016 Twitter Previous articleFennelly Commission will not widen its remit to include Mc Brearty phone taping concernsNext articleTwin sister of Mary Boyle calls for Commission of Investigation into her murder. admin Twitter Pinterest Donegal Mental Health Services promises better communication in light of suicide research Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal ·        The development of Connecting for Life Donegal suicide prevention action plan which represents a whole of society approach to reducing deaths by suicide and is already in its first year of implementation. ·        The appointment of two self-harm nurses in the Emergency Department of Letterkenny University hospital to ensure risk assessment and follow-up with all patients presenting with self-harm.·        The appointment of two Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurses offering consultation and assessment to individuals in crisis presenting to GPs.·        The establishment of a Suicide Family Liaison Service through Console to ensure immediate support to families and individuals in the aftermath of a suicide death of a family member.·        Training in self-harm awareness has been delivered to mental health and primary care staff. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp The HSE says a number of measures are being  implemented, They include -·        A series of staff briefing sessions have taken place to inform staff of the findings and recommended actions from the study and to ensure their support and commitment in the implementation.·        A comprehensive training package will include additional training in suicide risk assessment which will be tailored specifically to experience and level of expertise in both community and in-patient settings. This will address the complexities of treating service users with dual diagnosis and facilitate a collaborative, multi-agency approach. ·        An Information pack for families is being developed to address concerns identified by family members.·        Contact with and support for bereaved families will be intensified as a matter of priority. The HSE also says a number of new initiatives were implemented to address the prevention of suicide within the service whilst the study was taking place. Whilst these measures are not directly emerging from the research they are significant. They include: center_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Facebook Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Mental Health Service in Donegal is pledging to listen more after a three and a half year study into the suicides or untimely deaths of 34 people under the care of the service.The research, which took place between October 2011 and May 2015 forms the basis of a report which is being launched today at 12 noon.A number of new initiatives and protocols have already been implemented, and the chief researcher is staying in the region for three years to ensure that measures are implemented.Prof Ella Arensman of the National Suicide Research Foundation led the study, and is president of the International Association of Suicide Prevention. She spoke today on the Shaun Doherty Show in advance of the report’s publication.She says communication is a key issue…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Arensman.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more