Shine Lunchtime Webinar: “Family Recovery: What It Is and Why It Is Important”

Shine hosted a free lunchtime webinar on Family Recovery on Thursday, 02 March, 12:30pm – 01:30pm.

**You can find the links to watch back on the webinar, download slides and additional resources at the bottom of this post**

Support from those close to us, such as family and friends, is vital to our wellbeing. We need support, and we regularly provide support to others. Oftentimes, however, it can be easy to forget or minimise the impact that giving this support may have on us.

Family recovery is about recognising that family members and other supporters are impacted in a number of ways by their response to another person’s mental health challenges.

This webinar explored the concept of family recovery, a family member’s experience and personal recovery journey, and why supporters need to practice self-compassion and self-care towards themselves.

Our speakers are experts in the area, both from a personal experience perspective and a professional capacity. They are:
– Ann Marie Flanagan, Shine Regional Development Officer
– Marian Keaty, Family Recovery Peer Supporter
– Dr Malie Coyne, Clinical Psychologist, Bestselling Author, and Adjunct Psychology Lecturer at the University of Galway

This webinar is aimed at family members, friends and other supporters of people experiencing mental health challenges. Everyone is welcome!


Watch back on the webinar by clicking on this link: [Link]

Download the slides from the webinar:

Additional resources that you may find helpful:

Avolon CARE Day volunteers help transform our Shine Dublin resource centre.

On Thursday, 9th December 2021, Shine witnessed a 🎅🎄Christmas miracle as an enthusiastic group of volunteers from Avolon helped transform our Shine resource centre in Dublin.
The team got together and safely managed to paint and provide much-needed furniture for space that will be used to support and educate people and their families with mental ill health difficulties. A big shoutout to Fleetwood Paints and PW Design who also came on board to make this happen. 🙏👏
Emma Higgins from Avolon said “Avolon were so proud & grateful to be able to support SHINE & all the incredible work that they do.
The work that was done by the team will hopefully directly benefit a lot of people who avail of their services”.

Shine Cork Spring Groups Calendar

Shine Cork Spring Groups Calendar is now available to download with an exciting selection of FREE group workshops available.

You can download the calendar here.

Wellness Support Group – commencing 10th February

Discovering Recovery – commencing 12th February

Effective Communications – commencing 12th February

Yoga – commencing 12th February

Relaxation Techniques – commencing 25th February

Personal Development – commencing 26th February

Visual Arts – March start date -TBC

To reserve your place, please call 021 4226064

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

Your Mental Health 24/7 Mental Health Information Line

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