advocacy, advice and information
From recent experiences , we have noted the need to develop a new service here at Dóchas. Some families who are new to the Autism Journey orare finding a diagnosis particularly difficult are contacting us and feeling very overwhelmed. We began discussions with a parent who has been through the journey twice before and is currently studying in Advocacy & Information. We are looking to aid with information and guidance parents may need.
The HSE also provides Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC).
This service is for people with mild to moderate psychological difficulties. It is a short-term counselling service that provides up to 8 counselling sessions with a professionally qualified and accredited Counsellor/Therapist.
It is a service for medical card holders, who are 18 years of age or over, and who want help with psychological problems that are appropriate for time limited counselling in primary care.
The service is suitable for people who are experiencing certain difficulties such as:
- panic reactions
- relationship problems
- loss issues
Standardised CIPC Information leaflets and referral forms about Counselling in Primary Care can be downloaded by clicking on the below links:
Contact details for CIPC Counselling Co-Ordinators: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/counsellingpc/cipc.pdf