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.

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

Vacancy: National Projects Team Leader

By Mary Malone on Friday, October 12th, 2018

Shine National Projects Team Leader Full time permanent post Job and Person Specification CONDITIONS Reporting: The post holder will report to the Chief Executive Officer Hours: 35 hours per week (occasional weekend and evening work may be required) Location: Maynooth, Co Kildare (with some travel) Salary: Grade VII, point 1 (€50,016 per annum) ABOUT SHINE […]

Media Matters Podcast: Áine O’Meara of Headline

By Mary Malone on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Headline is the national media monitoring programme for mental health and suicide. This project works to promote accurate and responsible media coverage of mental health and suicide related issues, in accordance with international media guidelines on responsible reporting. Headline guides journalists in relation to challenging issues that can arise when working on mental health related […]

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