Shine’s Strategic Plan 2019 -2021

At the Shine AGM on Friday, 16th November we launched our next Strategic Plan 2019- 2021.

This strategic plan builds on our previous plans which have led the organisation in its achievements to date. Since late 2017, we have engaged in a number of focused activities to inform us on the development of this new strategic plan. These activities include a review of our current support group activities, a series of stakeholder meetings involving staff, facilitators, Shine members and board member workshops.

We are committed to continuing to support and enable all those affected by mental ill health and their families to make as full a recovery as possible, to be able to avail of timely and appropriate services in line with best practice and be treated as equal citizens.

Over the coming years we aim to consolidate and improve the national reach of our work. We will research new areas of work to identify best practice in recovery-orientated service delivery for all family members. We will continue to advocate for more family friendly mental health services in line with national policy. We will provide accurate and timely information and continue to raise awareness in all sectors of Irish society. Our activities will be rooted in our values, vision, mission and strategic plan.

Download a copy of the Shine Strategic Plan 2019_2021 Final


Relatives Support Groups – Dublin & Kildare

Shine’s Relatives Support Groups are for families, carers and friends of people with mental ill health. In challenging times, it can be helpful and reassuring to talk to other people with similar experiences. Learning from other people’s ways of coping is an important function of our relatives groups, as well as growing your own support network and a chance to learn and build community supports.


Date: Wednesday 5th December.  It will run monthly on the first Wednesday of every month: 6th Feb; 6th March; 3rd April

Venue: 47 Upper Drumcondra Road (use Homefarm Road gate entrance), Dublin 9.


Date: Tuesday 27th November.  It will run on the last Tuesday of every month.  27th Nov; 29th Jan; 26th Feb; 26th Mar; 30th Apr; 28th May; 25th June.

Venue:  Tus Nua, Dublin Road, Kildare Town

If you are interested in attending the group or for group times and directions please contact Rachael Hughes on (01) 860 1620 or 086 014 2112 E:

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