Our Vision

Our vision is of an Ireland where all those affected by mental ill health have the right to recovery and the opportunity to achieve the best quality of life.

Services

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.

Counselling

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.

Recovery

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

Shine statement in response to article published in Galway City Tribune

By Karolyn Ward on Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Shine’s response to the article entitled “Sex Offenders will be treated beside school – Concerns over psych unit”, published on pages 1 and 3 of the Galway City Tribune on Friday 24th May 2019 As a national voluntary organisation, supporting and working with people with severe mental ill health, and their families, Shine considers the […]

Vacancy – Part-Time Information and Support Officer (Midlands)

By Karolyn Ward on Monday, May 27th, 2019

Shine are now recruiting for a part-time Information and Support Officer with responsibility for individual and group support. Based in Tullamore, Co. Offaly covering 4 counties (Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath) Part time 21 hours per week Permanent Contract For a full job description please click here. To download the application form, please click here. […]

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