We are hiring Mental Health Recovery Support Workers across 3 regions

We are recruiting Mental Health Recovery Support Worker posts across 3 regions. Please see details below for each region.

Purpose of the role;

  • To promote and deliver the aims and objectives of Shine in accordance with strategic and operational plans
  • To foster the Shine ethos and values
  • Implement and practice the Shine Recovery and Engagement model to empower people to manage their mental health recovery effectively
  • The Mental Health Recovery Support Worker will work in the community with people who experience ongoing mental health difficulties and with people who are family/supporters.

Mental Health Recovery Support Worker, Region 1 (Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Tipperary North)

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Mental Health Recovery Support Worker, Region 2 (Dublin South, Wicklow, Kildare, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Tipperary South, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford)

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Mental Health Recovery Support Worker, Region 3 (Dublin North City and County, Meath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Roscommon, Galway, Mayo) 

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Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 30th May 2022.

Shine Recovery Fund 2022: Applications Now Open!

What is the Shine Recovery Fund?

The purpose of the Shine Recovery Fund is to facilitate a person with self-experience of mental health challenges to achieve some aim, which may be an educational, recreational or social activity that requires some funding to help him/ her achieve this purpose.

Applications must be for a recognised project where there is a clear need and benefit from undertaking it. Examples of projects, which might be supported include:

  • Part or full payment of educational or training course fees.
  • contribution towards the development of a creative or artistic project.
  • contribution towards participation in a recreational activity.
  • contribution towards the purchase of an item which may assist the person in a creative, educational or work activity (excludes purchase of mobile phones, games consoles, holidays)
  • contribution to a project which enhances the person’s employment, self-esteem or presence in the community.

Conditions of application:

  • Applications will only be accepted from individuals who are Shine members, volunteers, ambassadors, someone who attends Shine’s groups/training programmes or use our services. Applicants should provide the name of Shine staff member in application form who can confirm that they are familiar with the applicant.
  • Applications will only be accepted from the individual seeking and benefiting from the funding applied for. We do not accept applications from organisations or mental health professionals on behalf of individuals
  • The maximum amount that can be applied for is €500.
  • Application forms must be typed if possible or if not, writing should be legible in block capital letters.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a quote/ full details of the funding being requested.

Individuals who received funding in 2021 cannot apply for funding in 2022. Shine receives many applications for the Recovery Fund and have limited funding, so this is to ensure fairness and that as many people as possible can benefit from funding

If you wish to apply for the Shine Recovery Fund, please fill out the Shine Recovery Fund Application Form.

Please read the Shine Recovery Fund Privacy Statement.

Applications close 5pm on Thursday 26th May 2022

Headline Mental Health Media Awards 2019

We would like to extend heartiest congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted nominees at the Headline Mental Health Media Awards 2019. It was a wonderful emotional afternoon full of laughter, celebration and tears.

We were so honoured to have so many people in the room dedicated to safe, compassionate reporting and a desire to create an open discussion on mental health in the media.

The awards recognise and celebrate stories that breakdown stereotypes, engage audiences and enhance the public’s understanding of mental health issues. Winners announced on www.headline.ie

Your Mental Health 24/7 Mental Health Information Line

Shine welcomes the new Your Mental Health Information Line launched today by yourmentalhealth.ie, 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.

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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Mental Health Reform publish My Voice Matters research results

Shine welcomes the publication of the results of two national consultations carried out by Mental Health Reform. The My Voice Matters national consultation looks at people’s experiences of using mental health services in Ireland. The consultation also focuses on the experiences of family, friends and carers of mental health service users. This is the first national, large scale survey in recent years to examine the direct experiences of people who access both community and in-patient mental health services.

The findings from the surveys were mixed, with a number of beneficial services unavailable to both people with self experience and families, friends and carers. These services included; information, support and advice, talking therapy, access to specific services, out of hours / crisis support services and Peer support.

Recommendations from the results of the consultation need to be implemented through the development of a time-lined action plan in 2019. The Minister with responsibility for mental health should ensure accountability in the implementation of these recommendations though ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

For more information and to download a copy, click here.