Shine Online Support Groups

Our online support groups are now closed for registration.

Please keep an eye on our website and on our social media for registration details for future groups.

We will run weekly groups on Zoom for people with lived experience of mental health difficulties and for families, friends and those who support people with mental health difficulties..

The groups will provide a safe space to talk openly and in confidence about their feelings and about the ups and downs of their day to day lives. All groups are recovery focused and build resilience through shared mutual experience.

Each group will be run by a person who has lived experience and a Shine support worker. Each group will run for a period of 10 weeks and will have no more than 14 participants.

People with lived experience
*starting Wednesday 24th Feb for 10 weeks
3:00pm – 4:30pm
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Relatives and friends
*starting Thursday 25th Feb for 10 weeks
3:00pm – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm

*the length of each group may vary  from week to week, depending on the needs of the group

*people with lived experience sessions last an average of between 60-90 minutes, and relatives and friends sessions last between 90-120 minutes.

Our Facilitators

Frances McGeehan

I am from Co. Clare and I am in recovery. I manage any problems or triggers that might occur during my daily activities.

I enjoy exercise and being with people. I have 3 wonderful girls and a great partner. I live my life the way I want to, not how my diagnosis tells me to.

Noreen Kelly

My name is Noreen Kelly. Shine has taught me so much about focusing on my recovery journey and I’m passionate about using my experiences both personal and professional to helping other relatives.

I also love cooking, reading and tennis and always up for finding the lighter moments in life.

Online Support Group Registration

To be eligible for an online Support group, you must have access to:

  • a mobile/computer/tablet which allows me to join video calls
  • reliable broadband that will allow me to join video calls
  • a quiet, personal space that will allow me to partake without distraction

If you are interested in joining one of our groups, please complete the relevant booking form below.

Invitation for the online group will only be shared with participants