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.


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

Recovery and the Family Education Course, Cork, Sep. 2019

By Karolyn Ward on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Venue: 14A Washington St, Cork City. Course length: 7 weeks Time: 6pm – 8pm Start date: Sept 11th to Oct 23rd RSVP: Emily Daly 086-8525755 edaly@shine.ie To find out more, download the information flyer here

Stress Management Course, Limerick, October 2019

By Karolyn Ward on Friday, August 9th, 2019

Supporting the wellbeing and recovery of family members who are supporting a relative with mental health issues. When: Tuesday 15th October – 19th November, 7pm-9PM For more information, download the flyer here.

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