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Leona’s Story

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Leona’s Story

Adult Mental Health

Leona has been a Service User of Praxis Care since 2014. Read her story below:

‘I like Praxis because they help me to pursue my hobby and follow my own interests. I’m also more independent since moving here.’

‘I have been with Praxis for four years living in Castleross. I like it here; I’ve met more people and I like the people that work with me. I have an eating disorder and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 17. I have to attend different medical appointments and the Praxis Care staff help me attend these appointments; I see a psychiatrist, dietician, GP and neurologist on a regular basis.

They staff also take me shopping, to visit different places, and take me to other Praxis Schemes to sing. I like singing; it’s a hobby of mine. I have to say I would have never have had the encouragement to sing in front of people if it wasn’t for the Praxis team, they say it’s a hidden talent!

I recently sang at the opening of Clongriffin Day Services and have travelled to other schemes including Navan, Brookvale, Mullingar and Cavan. Praxis Care helps me to pursue my hobby and follow my own interests. I’m also more independent since moving here. I control my own finances, I do my own shopping and I visit my mother and father 2-3 times a week.

In the future I would like to counsel people with eating disorders but first I need to get completely over it myself. I would like to do a course in peer-to-peer counselling.

I would tell anyone thinking of using a Praxis Care service that it would be a good move.’

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