Our Mission

Supporting People Affected By Mental Ill Health

Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health, through the promotion and provision of high quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.


Regional Development Offices

Our Regional Development Offices provide information, advice and support to people experiencing mental ill health and to their families and carers.

Resource centres and Waterford Discovery Hub

Our centres in Dublin, Cork and Waterford provide information, support and educational and training opportunities for people experiencing mental ill health.

Support Groups & Family Initiatives

We run support groups for people with mental health problems. Our Phrenz groups are for people with self-experience. We run separate groups for relatives and carers.

Email Support

If you are in distress or seeking information you can contact Shine at any time for confidential support at phil@shineonline.ie.


Our trained counsellors can help to address the more serious challenges faced by people with mental health problems.

See Change and Headline

Shine coordinates See Change, the national mental health stigma reduction partnership and Headline, the national media monitoring programme for mental health and suicide.

About Mental Health

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Mental health means having a general sense of well-being and being able to reach your potential. It means you can cope with life’s normal stresses, work productively, and participate in community life.


Mental health recovery is a process of healing and transformation that allows you to live a full and meaningful life. How this happens is unique for everyone. Some things that can aid recovery include access to the right supports, information and education about mental health.

In the News

Book your place for the ‘Recovery and the Family” conference today

By Kate Morgan on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Shine Seminar ‘Recovery and the Family” conference will take place on Saturday 20th May 2017 beginning with registration at 10am at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. Please find below the agenda for this seminar.  This Seminar is free so registration is essential as space is limited. As well as presentations from Shine […]

Finding My Way Course (A Peer Led Personal Development and Mental Health Recovery Course)

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, April 13th, 2017

  PLEASE EMAIL THIS SHORT APPLICATION FOR TO aflanagan@shineonline.ie by Friday 21st APRIL This course is starting April 25th at Ennis Community Centre, Chapel Lane, EMHA, Market Place, Ennis, 11am – 12.30pm  Finding My Way is a programme co-produced by Shine and people in recovery to help find a way to a better place after […]

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