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Community Forensic Mental Health Team

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Opening hours
Useful links

What the service does

The Community Forensic Mental Health Team helps adults aged 18 and over with severe or long-term mental illness who may have committed a crime. We ensure these people have access to appropriate assessment and treatment. This work may involve looking at the complex relationship between the person’s mental illness and their criminal behaviour.

We work closely with:

  • other community mental health teams
  • probation services
  • criminal justice agencies

Who provides the service

The Community Forensic Mental Health Team is made up of:

  • consultant psychiatrists
  • mental health nurses
  • social workers
  • support worker
  • psychologist

How to access the service

We accept referrals from:

  • psychiatrists who work in mental health services
  • psychologists who work in probation services

Most referrals to the Community Forensic Mental Health Team are from the Shannon Clinic, a medium secure unit.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Useful links

Minding Your Head
Public Health Agency
Rethink Mental Illness
Mental health conditions, treatments and medications (Health and Social Care Board website)
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Patient and Client Council
Praxis Care

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