Do you have a question or a concern around your mental health recovery? Are you a family member or supporter who is looking for information and ways to support your own wellbeing? Are you unsure what mental health supports are available in your community? Do you want to know more about Shine?
Our information and support phone and e-mail service provides you access to our trained and experienced team members who can support you with your questions.
Our information and support service aims to strengthening the knowledge and understanding of people affected by mental health difficulties, including families, in the areas of
- Mental health recovery
- Local mental health and community supports (including Shine)
- Mental Health rights as outlined in key policies and legislation
In all calls we provide brief support you; checking in on your wellbeing and providing a listening ear.
You can access our Brief Information and Support by calling 01 860 1610 / 086 040 7701 or alternatively click here to send us an e-mail.
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Our individual support service is appointment-based support which can vary in duration and frequency depending on the person’s needs. We place utmost importance in creating a warm, welcoming and safe environment for you. Individual support is available to people with self-experience of mental health difficulties and family members/supporters.
1. Individual Recovery Planning and Support
For over 40 years, Shine is a leader and champion of recovery movement, support individuals to explore and realise their recovery goals.
Our individual recovery and planning support provides you with a dedicated Shine Mental Health Recovery Support Worker who supports you to plan, navigate and action your recovery journey in their life and community.
We work with people with self-experience of mental health difficulties, this has included working with people experiencing, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Unwanted Intrusive Thought, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Voice Hearing.
2. Individual Family Support
Having supported family members for over 40 years, Shine plays a key role supporting the recovery needs of family members of people with self-experience of mental health difficulties. The recovery journey of family members is quite distinct from that of their loved one with a mental health difficulty.
We provide a safe and supportive environment where family members can seek support when dealing with crisis situations and begin the process of acknowledging and addressing their own recovery needs. Guided and supported by a dedicated Shine Mental Health Recovery Support Worker, family members are introduced to the concept of recovery and provided with the opportunity to explore this from their own perspective.
If you would like to know more about individual support, call our Brief Information and Support on 01 860 1610 / 086 040 7701 to discuss your needs with a member of our team.
Shine provides safe and recovery orientated community-based peer support groups for individuals and family members. The purpose of these groups is to decrease isolation and stigma and increase individual’s feelings of connectedness, hope, identity, meaning and empowerment. Our groups are facilitated by paid Shine peer facilitators who have their own lived experience as well as extensive training and knowledge in recovery.
Across the country, Shine has 17 in-person peer support groups for individuals with lived experience of mental health difficulties, 8 in-person family peer support groups and run several online peer support groups for individuals with lived experience of mental health difficulties and family members.
If you would like to register your interest for any of our Support Groups, click on the button below.
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Shine has several recovery education programmes that are tailored specifically for people affected by mental health difficulties and family members.
Our recovery and education programmes are co-produced with experts by lived experience, either as an individual or family affected by mental health difficulties. Our programmes are also evaluated and reviewed periodically to ensure they remain relevant and adhere to best practice standards in recovery education.
Taking Control: The overall purpose of the course is to engage with individuals as part of a working group and explore practical ways to face life’s challenges, whilst maintaining and taking control of physical and mental wellbeing. This course enables individuals to confront the emotional and psychological challenges arising from changes in life’s circumstances.
Finding My Way: A recovery orientated course, co-produced by Shine and a team of people with self-experience. Designed to support individuals in enhancing their personal recovery journey, the course focuses on supporting individuals to enhance their experience of recovery.
Exploring My Way: This is a co-produced and co-facilitated course, developed by Shine staff and a group of family members, who felt it was important to support relatives in their own specific journey of recovery. The course is a reflective process enabling participants to explore the challenges associated with supporting their loved one. The course aims to support relatives to enhance their own personal journey of recovery.
Stress Management: Supporting the wellbeing and recovery of family members who are supporting a relative with mental health issues through a 6 week course. It is available to people with self-experience and relatives. It enables participants to understand the origins and triggers of stress and how to manage stress effectively.
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