The Sharing the Vision Implementation Plan 2022-2024 has now been published

The first Implementation Plan for Sharing the Vision – A Mental Health Policy for Everyone, was launched by Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD on Wed 23rd March at 2.30pm.

Shine is proud to have been selected as host for the service user and families reference group for the National Implementation Monitoring Committee (NIMC) for Sharing the Vision.

The Sharing the Vision Implementation Plan 2022-2024 is available to download now from here.

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

Health Summit 8th February, 2022: Shine’s CEO invited as Guest Speaker

The 18th National Health Summit (Virtual) takes place on February 8th, 2022and the theme will be

The impact of Covid-19: Can we disrupt the way that healthcare is organised and delivered?”

Shine’s CEO, Nicola Byrne has been invited to attend as a guest speaker to give the mental health perspective on a panel discussion about tackling the backlog of care, exploring solutions for catching up and restoring normal healthcare delivery, while ensuring the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged patients are taken care of.  For more information visit Speakers – Health Summit

We need you and your voice!

Do you attend Shine services? If so, we need your voice and your experience to support research being carried out by our partner programme Headline.

Headline Media Trust Initiative

This is a research initiative that aims to help reduce stigma of severe and enduring mental illness within the media. We want to do this by helping to increase representation of people with severe mental illness in the media. We hope to do that by:

  • Developing guidance that will help journalists and other media professionals engage people with severe / enduring mental illness to tell their story
  • Developing guidance for people with severe/enduring mental illness who are thinking about engaging with the media or organisations who support them
  • The guidance will be a document that people can download from the internet and read to help them better prepare for media engagement

What would your role be in the research?

To share your experiences, as someone who lives with severe and enduring mental illness, who has engaged with / almost engaged with the media. You can advise us on

  1. what your experiences have been, where they went wrong and what could be done better
  2. what journalists/ media professionals need to understand about severe and enduring mental illness  
  3. what would make engaging with the media a positive experience for you or someone living with severe and enduring mental illness

Interview will be by phone at an agreed time that suits the participant, should not take more than 40-50 minutes and it will be conducted by Isabelle of Quality Matters.

Participants time, expertise and contribution to the research will be recognised.

All researchers come from social care background and are trauma informed care trained and have experience working within mental health.

This is voluntary and participants can opt out during the process. All participants can speak to researchers with any concerns or queries before agreeing to participate.

If you wish to take part or have any questions about taking part, please contact the lead researcher, Aoife Dermody on 0877515230

Taking Control Workshop, Athlone

The Shine ‘Taking Control’ Workshop is a gentle one-day workshop which explores practical ways to face life challenges, whilst maintaining and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing. The course offers a safe place for people to reassess where they are and where they want to be.

The aims of the Taking Control Workshop are;

• To build resilience in the face of life challenges and setbacks.

• To enhance coping skills.

• To build and support self esteem and confidence.

The programme is about supporting people to draw on the knowledge and skills they already possess to enable them to make it through tough times.

When: 11th March 2020, 10am-3.30pm

Where: Athlone Library, Civic Centre, Church St, Athlone

Register to Attend: Email midlands@shine.ie or call Jason on 086 8525281 or Sarah on 086 045 1876

**Places are limited – registration essential**

Download the information flyer here

Taking Control Workshop – Cork, January 30th 2020

The Shine ‘Taking Control’ Workshop is a gentle one-day workshop which explores practical ways to face life challenges, whilst maintaining and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing. The course offers a safe place for people to reassess where they are and where they want to be.

The aims of the Taking Control Workshop are;

• To build resilience in the face of life challenges and setbacks.

• To enhance coping skills.

• To build and support self esteem and confidence.

The programme is about supporting people to draw on the knowledge and skills they already possess to enable them to make it through tough times.

The workshop is split into four modules; Self Esteem and Positivity, My Coping Skills, Signposts and My Support Systems and Being Resilient – Taking Control.

After participating in the course, people will;

· Be aware of positive factors in their lives.

• Recognise the physical, mental and emotional effect of stressors.

• Have action plans to safe guard against these stressors.

• Be aware of opportunities and avenues open to them.

• Know professional supports available to them.

• Have set goals and have created an action plan around these.

The next Taking Control Workshop takes place on Thursday, January 30th 2020, 10am to 4pm, Oak Conference room, Ground Floor, Primary Health Care, Mallow, Co Cork.

Contact: Emily Daly Shine Information and Support Officer 086-8525755 edaly@shine.ie

Download the poster here

Stress Management, Tipperary, Feb-Mar 2020

This course is designed to support the wellbeing and recovery of people affected by mental ill health.

When: Every Thursday for 6 weeks, starting 18th February –
ending 31st March, 11AM – 1pm

Where: Main St, Shesheraghmore, Borrisokane Library, Co.
Tipperary

What to look forward to:
-Understanding Fight, Flight, Freeze Response to Stress
-Stop, Start & Continue in Supporting Positive Change
-Transactional Analysis: Drama Triangle
-Thinking Styles and Mindfulness
-Self-reflection and Gaining Insight
-10 R’s in Developing a Stress Management Plan

Places are limited.

Enquiries and to book a place email: aflanagan@shine.ie,
call/text 087 7878 222 Ann Marie Flanagan, Mid-West Development Officer

Download the flyer here

Recovery and the Family Education Course, Nenagh

Course Content

  • Relatives’ needs in the Recovery Journey
  • Impact of Mental Health Issues on Family Members
  • Mental Health Services and the Admission Process
  • Supporting Life: Suicide Prevention & Postvention
  • Overcoming Self-stigma
  • Effective Communication in the Recovery Process
  • Relative’s Self-Care in the Recovery Process

Venue:  Loretto House, Nenagh

Course length: 7 weeks

Time: 6:45pm-9pm

Start date: 28th January

RSVP: 17th January 2020

Contact: Ann Marie Flanagan, Shine Mid West Regional Development Officer 087 7878 222

Download the flyer here

Shine Christmas Closing Times 2019

Shine Head Office and Resource Centres will close at 5pm on Monday 23rd December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January.

Please note that our counselling email support phil@shine.ie is not available during this period. If you are experiencing a difficult time over the holiday period, there are supports available;

Yourmentalhealth.ie, 1800 742444, has an extensive list of supports and information available

If you are in need of someone to talk to, contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or Pieta House on 1800 247 247, available 24/7

We wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2020.