HSE organises drop-in session in St. Johnston this afternoon



The Health Service Executive has organised a drop-in session for today in St. Johnston, following the tragic and unexpected death of a young man in the area.

An HSE spokesperson said the drop-in session will take place in the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre this afternoon, Tuesday, from 4 to 6.30pm, for parents who have any concerns about their young people, and for young people who may be affected.

The HSE has also contacted all GPs in the surrounding area to advise them of the support services available.

One man is dead and four others were taken to hospital in the early hours of Monday, after a house party in St Johnston.

The HSE extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. Currently, HSE staff are liaising with the families in relation to this incident and all supports are being made available to provide assistance at this very difficult time.

Staff from the HSE are also working closely with the local community to provide support and information. The HSE Public Health Department in the north west is again reminding people of the danger of taking substances, including an ecstasy-like substance known as Double Cross and/or Double Black.

The Public Health Department is advising that people should not take these substances, and if their friends are in possession of these that they should not be consumed. Those who take drugs should be specifically warned of potential dangers linked to these substances or using drugs in combinations.

It is important that anyone displaying negative side effects following the use of drugs seek medical help immediately, the HSE said.


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