Happy Easter from Shine

Shine would like to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Easter 2022.

As we are approach the Easter weekend, we would like to remind people that while plans are being made to celebrate, the holiday times can be challenging for some. From monetary pressures, additional stress involved in planning or participating in social events, feelings of isolation or loneliness, or coping with a recent loss.

This Easter, we encourage everyone to look after your mental and emotional well-being and be aware of how our family and friends are coping.

For those struggling, tomorrow, we will share some tips on our social media that will hopefully help you better cope during this long weekend.

Shine and its services will be closed for Good Friday (15/04/2022) and Easter Monday (18/04/2022). Services will resume on Tuesday (19/04/2022).

Please refer to the following contact details if you or someone you know require urgent support over the long weekend;


Freephone 116 123
E-mail: jo@samaritans.ie

Pieta House

Freephone: 1800 247 247
Text Help to 51444

YourMentalHealth (information line is available 24/7)

1800 111 888


Shirley O’Regan, host of ‘Wellness Wednesday’ on West Limerick 102FM interviews CEO Nicola Byrne

This morning our CEO Nicola Byrne was in conversation with Shirley O’Regan, host of ‘Wellness Wednesday’ on WestLimerick102FM.

Nicola spoke about the work of Shine, highlighting how individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges can access help and support around their recovery both online and face to face. The conversation also focused on the importance of peer support which can be especially beneficial for family members/supporters of people with mental health challenges.


She also talked about the importance of self-care, and the impact of our education programmes See Change -The National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership and Headline who support the media in responsible reporting of mental health and suicide.


To listen back visit here Wellness Wednesday on West Limerick 102FM with Shirley O’Regan

Shine Resource Centre Cork to host Weekly Relaxation Technique Workshops


With the support of the Cork Education Training Board (CETB) we would like to invite you to join our weekly relaxation technique group at our Shine Resource Centre, Cork, starting Tuesdays, March 8th, 2.30 – 4.30pm


This group aims to equip learners with self-help steps to reduce stress and increase relaxation. Learners will learn about, and practice various effective relaxation techniques that they can use to increase their personal wellness and ability to cope with life stressors.


HOW TO REGISTER: To book your place contact Tian on 0868525147 or email therbert@shine.ie by Friday, March 4th.

Places are limited and on a first come basis.