Shine hosted a free lunchtime webinar on Family Recovery on Thursday, 02 March, 12:30pm – 01:30pm.
**You can find the links to watch back on the webinar, download slides and additional resources at the bottom of this post**
Support from those close to us, such as family and friends, is vital to our wellbeing. We need support, and we regularly provide support to others. Oftentimes, however, it can be easy to forget or minimise the impact that giving this support may have on us.
Family recovery is about recognising that family members and other supporters are impacted in a number of ways by their response to another person’s mental health challenges.
This webinar explored the concept of family recovery, a family member’s experience and personal recovery journey, and why supporters need to practice self-compassion and self-care towards themselves.
Our speakers are experts in the area, both from a personal experience perspective and a professional capacity. They are:
– Ann Marie Flanagan, Shine Regional Development Officer
– Marian Keaty, Family Recovery Peer Supporter
– Dr Malie Coyne, Clinical Psychologist, Bestselling Author, and Adjunct Psychology Lecturer at the University of Galway
This webinar is aimed at family members, friends and other supporters of people experiencing mental health challenges. Everyone is welcome!
Watch back on the webinar by clicking on this link: [Link]
Download the slides from the webinar:
- Overview of Shine services (Rachael Hughes), Family Recovery Framework (Ann Marie Flannagan) and Lived Experience of Family Recovery (Marian Keaty).
- The Importance of Self-Care for Families (Dr. Malie Coyne).
Additional resources that you may find helpful:
- Family Recovery Initiatives by Engaging, Networking and Developing Supports (FRIENDS) booklet – Co-produced by family members in recovery and professionals, this book explores the concepts of Family Recovery, stories of personal recovery journeys and research into creating an evidence-based approach into the family recovery work that Shine do.
- Love In, Love Out – Lotus of Self-Care with explanations – Dr. Malie Coyne
- Link to Loving Kindness meditation: [Link]
- Link to a Self-Compassion Break meditation: [Link]
- Link for a useful Worry / Anxiety article from Psychology Tools with tips for daily self-care: [Link]
- You may be interested in a course that Dr. Malie created for the Work Well Institute on “Compassionate Self-Care for Working Parents”, which is jam-packed with my ideas on balancing home and work life, with added videos, lots of personal experience and practical exercises. Learn more about the course here: [Link]