Your Mental Health 24/7 Mental Health Information Line

Shine welcomes the new Your Mental Health Information Line launched today by, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris,TD and the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD.

The Your Mental Health information line is a confidential, 24/7 Freephone service that provides signposting to mental health supports and offers information on how to access services provided by the HSE and funded partners across the country.

EOLAS: The Road We Travel Photography Project

‘EOLAS: The Road we travel…’ Photographic Exhibition

Date Tuesday 10th December

Venue Atrium, Trinity College Dublin

Time 5.30- 7.30

Speakers: Sharon Ferguson, Exhibition Contributor from Donegal

Rosemary Murphy, A/Director of Nursing and EOLAS co-ordinator, Louth/Meath

Mr Jim Ryan, Mental Health Lead Health Service Executive

EOLAS: The Road we Travel…

EOLAS: ‘The Road we Travel…’ is an exhibition that features the work of service users and family members who facilitate and participate in the delivery of the EOLAS Programme. The exhibition, through the medium of photography and in the words of the service user and family contributors, shares their stories of living with a severe mental health problem, the journey they take towards recovery and how the EOLAS process has helped them on that journey.

The exhibition is an artistic venture developed as part of a collaboration with PhotoVoice and is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) through a Knowledge Exchange Dissemination Award to Professor Agnes Higgins, EOLAS Principal Investigator, with other support from the Health Service Executive (HSE). 

There will be a special performance by the Raise Your Voice Choir, another collaboration between people with experience of mental health problems, family members and mental health staff.

You can register your attendance for free by following this Eventbrite link

The EOLAS Project

EOLAS is a co-produced, co-facilitated education programme that aims to engage service users and their families in understanding the recovery journey following a diagnosis of severe mental health problems, such as psychosis and bipolar disorder (  EOLAS is a collaborative initiative between people with experience of mental health problems, family members, staff with the mental health services, researchers and academia.

FRIENDS National Development Training Invitation

Shine is facilitating training and planning for key stakeholders to explore the development of sustainable collaborations to advance family recovery.

AIM of the 3 Day Training
To provide shared learning and knowledge of sustainable processes rooted in Family Recovery and Family Recovery Peer Support

When: 20th, 27th November, 15th January 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Who: Mental Health Professionals, Family members supporting people with self-experience of mental health and Shine regional staff

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