A HSE community event will take place in Creeslough this week to share information about available supports for anyone affected by the tragic explosion.
The open evening will take place on Wednesday November 2nd at 7pm in association with St. Michael’s GAA club, in the club house in Dunfanaghy.
The HSE will be scaling back the drop-in counselling service in the village in November and switching to alternative supports such as group programmes.
“In the coming weeks and months, a number of other tailored community supports will be facilitated as needed,” the HSE said.
The counselling support service will be open on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of November in private rooms behind Brennan’s Pharmacy. Please drop in or call the Support Line to make an appointment on 087 1405138.
The drop in service will not have a consistent presence in Creeslough after this time. The support service has provided a level of support to the community that is appropriate in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy. The next phase of supports will take a different form. The HSE also knows that some people need professional supports and services along the way and these will be available in a timely way as they are needed. The HSE Support Line will remain open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5pm to answer queries.
In addition, a number of group programmes will be offered to people in three to four months time, which is the appropriate timeframe after a traumatic event. Information will be shared in the community closer to the time.
The HSE continues to advise people to attend their GP for access to services if and when they feel this is required and priority routes to services (via the GP) will continue for those impacted by the tragedy.