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 Grainne Denning, CEO of Coeliac  Society of Ireland Sligo People Encouraged to get involved in Coeliac Awareness Week’s Programme of Events

Added: 06/05/15 : 14:18:52

Awareness Week Runs from 11th to 17th May  

To celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week, the Coeliac Society of Ireland will host a range of events nationwide from 11th to 17th May. The Society is calling on people throughout Co. Sligo to get involved in the Week by checking out the cooking demos, country-house walks and other activities on offer.  

In particular, throughout Coeliac Awareness Week, the Coeliac Society is encouraging any Sligo people who think they may be affected by coeliac disease to contact their GP.  On an ongoing basis, the Society provides information and support, and works to make Ireland a better place to live for those with coeliac disease.  

Coeliac disease is estimated to affect 46,000 people in Ireland.  It is an auto-immune disease, which prevents those affected from digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  The disease can manifest itself at any stage in a person’s lifetime, with symptoms including abdominal pain, recurring mouth-ulcers, weight-loss, vomiting and diarrhoea. The only treatment is a gluten-free diet.

Commenting in advance of Coeliac Awareness Week, Gráinne Denning, CEO of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, said: “When people are diagnosed with coeliac disease, they may feel overwhelmed. We’re encouraging Sligo people with coeliac disease to come along to the events we have organised during Awareness Week to meet the wider gluten-free community, learn some new recipes, and enjoy healthy walks and delicious food.

“For anyone with coeliac disease, or with a family member or friend affected by the disease, we hope Awareness Week events will help them embrace and live their gluten-free life to the full.”

Coeliac Awareness Week is sponsored by Knorr.  Aisling Kelliher, Knorr Shopper Marketing Manager, said: “We at Knorr are delighted to be the official sponsor of Coeliac Awareness Week 2015.  We’re proud to include great tasting gluten-free Stock Cubes, Savoury Gravy and Stock Pots in our range.  Together with the Coeliac Society, we aim to show how easy it is to enjoy delicious, flavoursome and healthy meals whilst living gluten-free.”

For the full programme of events for Coeliac Awareness Week 2015, visit:

Pictured: Grainne Denning, CEO of Coeliac  Society of Ireland

Sligo/ Leitrim West Cavan Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Added: 13/05/15 : 06:20:44

Sligo/Leitrim/W Cavan CAMHS is a team serving the 0 to 18 age group along with their families with moderate to severe mental health problems in this region.

The team comprises Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and dedicated allied health and social care professional’s and administrative staff. It is part of the training programme for the Royal College of Psychiatry Ireland. The team provide specialist assessment and consultation for suspected mental health disorders /developmental disorders (including signposting to other specialist services) and intervention to treat mental health problems.

From Tuesday 5th May 2105 CAMHS has relocated from Molloway House, The Mall, Sligo to First Floor, Nazareth House (Large Grey Building), Church Hill, Sligo. The new contact telephone number is 071-9113960. The premises is located within walking distance of Sligo’s main bus and train station. It is also accessed by car from the mid block route through Sligo. There are café facilities located in the adjacent New Nazareth building.

This move is intended to support the development and further expansion of the service to be one designed around client needs and preferences in line with best standards. The new location and facility is located alongside other children’s services. This will support its integration and work between services to support children and parents and enable them to experience a more streamlined service.

The CAMHS team stated ‘We are delighted to be moving the CAMHS service to this new facility.  This will mean that families will have access to the full CAMHS team at one location. This will help CAMHS to communicate more effectively with each other and help integrate our approach with children and their families.”

The service also provides more dedicated space to the various interventions offered by team.  The facility provides a bright and attractive space to deliver care to clients with a better waiting area for clients & their families and additional car parking.