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

Where There’s a Will: A new podcast tackling Ireland’s mental health system

By Mary Malone on Thursday, November 8th, 2018

A Lust for Life present:  Where There’s a Will: A new podcast tackling Ireland’s mental health system   PRESS RELEASE – November 8, 2018 Ireland’s mental health system is failing us – something needs to change, and soon. A Lust for Life has brought together some of the best and brightest minds in Ireland’s mental […]

Upcoming event -Mid West region

By Cillian Russell on Friday, November 2nd, 2018

In Two Minds is a new piece of ambitious and affecting theatre currently being developed by Joanne which looks at the realities of living with bipolar disorder and its effects on relationships. It is inspired and informed by Joanne’s lived experience of her own mother’s bipolar disorder and her mother is a collaborator on the […]

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