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Supporting People Affected By Mental Ill Health

Infoline: 1890 621 631

Shine is the national organisation dedicated to campaigning for the rights and empowerment of all people affected by mental ill health. We deliver recovery-focused supports to people with mental ill health and their families.



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.

Infoline and Email Support

If you need information or support for a mental health problem, you can call our confidential Information Helpline on 1890 621 631 or access email support at...


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

Basement Resource Centre takes part in Cobh Vitality Festival

By Kate Morgan on Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Basement Resource Centre Shine took part in the Cobh Vitality Festival on Sunday 26th June.  Staff and members got involved in the free family Health and Well-being event by running a stand.  The day offers an opportunity to learn more about supports and services based in the community.  The theme for this year’s event […]

Green Ribbon Garden: a growing story

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

  October 2015          Eager to begin but faced with the momentous task we worked hard over a number of weeks to clear the site. Gardening has many benefits to both physical and mental health including sleeping better from all the hard work!   November 2015       Cork City Council […]

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