The CMH Carers Group meets monthly and plays a key role in advocating for improvement in services in addition to providing peer support for carers. Members of the Carers Group also participate in the induction programme for new staff.
A Carers education programme is provided by the hospital, twice an year for new carers and is coordinated by the social work department.
IRISH ADVOCACY NETWORK
A full time advocate is employed and is available to all patients. The advocate visits each unit on weekly basis.
Members of the “AA” hold meetings at the hospital twice a week on a Sunday morning and on a Wednesday evening. It is recommended that patients discuss attendance at AA meetings with their MDT.
GROW has a weekly personal growth and development programme which all patients are encouraged to attend
THE SIMON COMMUNITY
Volunteers from the Simon Community visit weekly
THE PATIENTS FORUM
The patients have formed a forum which has their own elected officers. They meet regularly together and also meet with staff.
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