A new treatment service for psychosis patients has been launched in Navan.

The Meath Early Intervention Programme seeks to identify those with a first episode of psychosis and provide tailored care plans to service users and their families.

Meanwhile, a new community mental health service, allowing people to access specialist care in their local area or at home, has also been officially opened in Navan.

The Cara Suite based at Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan will offer daily programmes including anxiety management, distress tolerance, wellness and recovery, cookery and art therapy.

Earlier this week the Minister with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler yesterday launched the Compass Early Intervention Psychosis Service and opened the Cara Suite in Navan