The Mental Health Division (MHD) is pleased to inform all staff that it has launched the National Directory of Mental Health Services which can be downloaded in Microsoft Excel format on the HSE intranet using the link here. The Directory will provide a single national view of all of the HSE mental health services that are available throughout Ireland, alongside those services delivered through a section 38 or section 39 service level agreements.

How will it benefit me?

It provides an up-to-date and valuable tool to inform planning and resource allocation as well as containing data that is useful for report writing and responding to queries. For all staff the directory offers a single source of information when searching for the location, contact details and opening hours of a particular service

What sort of information can I access?

Users will find the following data included in the National Directory that will be periodically updated by the Mental Health Division in collaboration with the CHOs:

–          Number and type of services in operation in a particular area.

–          Number of beds in each Approved Centre, with a more in-depth breakdown for those run by the HSE.

–          Service names, Addresses, phone numbers and emails (where possible).

–          Opening hours.

How is the information organised?

The information can be organised by region (county, Community Healthcare Organisation), the population served (CAMHS, adults, older people etc.) and service type (Day Hospital, Community Residence etc.). Users can search/filter for information by means of the Directory’s user friendly interface or through the master dataset.

How often will it be updated?

The Directory will be updated quarterly. You will be informed whenever the latest version of the Directory is available.

How do I submit an update?

You can submit an update for the National Directory at any time by downloading, completing and sending this short form that is available on the Intranet site to jordi.nogues@hse.ie.

More information on data protection and the development of this resource can be found on the intranet and within the Directory.

On behalf of the Mental Health Division we hope that you will find using the National Directory of Mental Health Services beneficial to your work and that you will contribute to its ongoing development.