The Beech Haven Day Centre won Day Centre of the Year Award at the Irish Healthcare awards
The Centre, located in the grounds of St Fintans Hospital, Portlaoise offers services for people from Portlaoise and surrounding areas, who are experiencing mental health issues.
The staff aim is to provide a friendly and supportive environment with activities suited to the needs of each individual.
The philosophy of care is recovery-focused, enabling each service-user to use their own abilities and resources to achieve their full potential in all areas of their life.
A key element of care delivery is activity-based interventions.
There is a wide range of services including, service activities, education training, personal care, outings, skill improvement groups, relaxation, anxiety management, art knitting, music, and cooking.