Vacancies: Mental Health Recovery Peer Support Group Facilitator

Role Title: Mental Health Recovery Peer Support Group Facilitator

Reporting to: Mental Health Recovery Support Group Worker
Hourly Rate: €23/hour
Contract type:  Independent Contractor for one year fixed with a minimum of 6 hours per month
Location:  Click on the link to find out where our groups are located: Shine Peer Group Locations

Purpose of role:

  • Facilitate Shine peer support groups in the community, in hospital settings and/or online with people who experience ongoing mental health difficulties.
  • We are seeking to recruit facilitators for established and new support groups across Ireland.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about mental health recovery, peer support and have lived/living experience of mental illness and recovery to facilitate our peer support groups.

Training will be provided through online modules and in person. In-person training will take place on Saturday/s in August, dates to be confirmed.

Informal queries can be directed via email to our Mental Health Recovery Support Group Worker, Antoinette Reilly, at


Read or download the full job description and person specification for more information.

Application is by official Shine Application form ONLY. CV’s will not be accepted.

Send your completed Application Form in Microsoft Word or PDF format to In the subject field, please enter Mental Health Recovery Peer Support Group Facilitator.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 28th June 2023, 12pm (noon).

Successful applicants will be invited to an informal interview via Zoom in July.


Conditions of Appointment:  All offers of posts are subject to Garda Vetting approval and completion of HSELand Children First E-learning and Vulnerable Adult programmes prior to commencement of employment.

Shine is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Online Support Groups – Autumn/Winter 2022

We will run the following online support groups for Autumn/Winter 2022 (October – December 2022):

**Please note that support groups are for people over the age of 18**


Groups for People Living with Self-Experience of Mental Health Challenges:

8-week Recovery Peer-to-Peer Support for People Living with self-experience of mental health challenges

WHEN: Thursdays 27th October, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, December 1st , 8th  and 15th (7-8:30pm)

Registration required. Click here to register:

Monthly Peer-to-Peer Recovery Maintenance for People Living with self-experience of mental health challenges

Last Friday of the month

All groups are facilitated by trained Shine facilitators, and each week we will share and support one another.

Some of the things that we will cover during our sessions:

  • Introduce you to ideas and approaches that others have found helpful
  • Reassure you that you are not alone in how you are feeling
  • Help you to connect with others and give you a sense of belonging


What previous participants have said after attending our groups:

It was brilliant I really miss it” “It allowed me to have more self-worth

It was good to have support for relatives and to learn some coping tips


If you have any questions, you can contact

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

Click here for more information