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Stress Management Tutorials

By Cillian Russell on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 in Blog, Events, News.

Sarah Cox and Ann Marie Flanagan from the development team will share a 4 part series of short tutorials based on Stress Managament. The stress managment tutorials will explore what stress is, the stress cycle, unhepful thinking styles and the drama triangle. The development team are available in your local area to explore any of […]


‘Speaking Works’ Creative Writing Competition

By Cillian Russell on Friday, June 12th, 2020 in Blog, Events, Featured, News.

Shine are launching our first national creative writing competition. Our ‘Speaking Words’ Creative Writing Award aims to celebrate the art of writing about the experience of recovery and mental health. The Award recognises unpublished pieces of prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry which explores the writer’s relationship with recovery and mental ill-health. This year’s theme is […]


Information about HSE Mental Health Services during Covid-19

By Karolyn Ward on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 in Blog, Featured, News.

HSE Mental Health Engagement has issued a series of FAQ’s for people accessing HSE Mental Health Services and for Families, Carers and Supporters during Covid-19. Covid-19 FAQ’s for Service Users Covid-19 FAQ’s for Families, Carers and Supporters


Shine Services Available by Phone and Email

By Karolyn Ward on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 in Blog, Events, Featured, News.

All Shine services remain available for phone and email support at this time, including Shine Regional Services, Recovery Resource Centres and Counselling Services. Services are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Download the list of contacts and services available here


Shine Covid-19 Update

By Karolyn Ward on Friday, March 13th, 2020 in Blog, Events, Featured, News.

Shine Services In response to the latest Government advice issued on Thursday 12th March regarding Covid-19, Shine is putting a number of measures in place to protect the people who use Shine services and our staff, and to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus. From close of business, today 13th March until 29th March, […]


A selection of poetry by David Moynihan

By Karolyn Ward on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 in Blog.

Thank you to David Moynihan for submitting a selection of his poetry and song lyrics for our blog. You can read David’s poems here.


Are we any different?

By Karolyn Ward on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 in Blog.

Written by Denis Michael O’Sullivan At times I feel giving up  And I just can’t take no more  Sometimes I get so tired of fighting  And if only people knew how I felt  And the suffering that I have to endure  If only people understood how I felt  To be constantly stigmatised  Then they wouldn’t make a Joke of it for their   Own pleasure  But I realise now  That […]


You Don’t Have To Face It Alone – by Denis O’Sullivan

By Karolyn Ward on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 in Blog.

Baby is there anything that I can do I couldn’t imagine what you’re going through  I’ll always be here for you  That my sweet love i do  promise you  Is there any way of knowing how it feels just to be alone  And every time I try to call  you never seem to be at home  Is it that you don’t want me or do you want to be left alone  And if […]


EOLAS: The Road We Travel Photography Project

By Karolyn Ward on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 in Blog, Events, News.

‘EOLAS: The Road we travel…’ Photographic Exhibition Date Tuesday 10th December Venue Atrium, Trinity College Dublin Time 5.30- 7.30 Speakers: Sharon Ferguson, Exhibition Contributor from Donegal Rosemary Murphy, A/Director of Nursing and EOLAS co-ordinator, Louth/Meath Mr Jim Ryan, Mental Health Lead Health Service Executive EOLAS: The Road we Travel… EOLAS: ‘The Road we Travel…’ is […]




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