Finding My Way Course (A Peer Led Personal Development and Mental Health Recovery Course)

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in Featured, News.



This course is starting April 25th at Ennis Community Centre, Chapel Lane, EMHA, Market Place, Ennis, 11am – 12.30pm 

Finding My Way is a programme co-produced by Shine and people in recovery to help find a

way to a better place after periods of mental distress. Many people go through these periods and

it can be very disorientating and is quite common. It can be difficult to find a way forward while

taking on board everything that is needed to experience a quality of life unique to each person.

Always remember recovery is possible and happens.

This programme is designed and facilitated by people who are actively working on their

recovery. FMY aims to help to people by supporting empowerment to embark or regain a

journey of recovery and self-esteem. It is strengths based and acknowledges where each person

is at.


Primarily through discussion it encourages ownership of individuals own experiences and

feelings to enabling individuals to recognise that each person’s journey of recovery is unique.

Through open ended questions there will be discussions on helpful strategies of how to move

forward. Also through being mindful of being in the moment we wish to avoid the anxiety of

living in the past or worrying about the future.

‘’The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and

the faith to believe it is possible’’”



1. Finding My Way in Recovery

2. Ownership and Empowerment of My Recovery

3. Overcoming Self-Stigma

4. Equality, Rights and Entitlements

5. Self-Advocacy

6. Effective Communication

7. Enhancing My Life – Occupational Development and Career Planning

8. Seeing the Amazing Me – Building Resilience


After participating, it is intended you will have:

  • Increased self-esteem and expectations for yourself
  • A network of peers supporters
  • Key skills to take ownership of your own life and self-advocate
  • Knowledge and strategies to communicate effectively
  • Information on your rights and entitlements


We have structured the course so that each session follows on from and builds on prior your

learning, scaffolding onto new and existing knowledge and encouraging participants to progress

from awareness of issues, through to interpretation and on to active problem solving.


How Finding My Way will be delivered

• The course will by co-facilitated by trained and experienced Peer Facilitators.

• Sessions will run for groups up to12 participants.

• Each session will take approximately 1 and a half hours.

• There will be a handout for each session.


Expected commitment:

1. Short application

2. Commitment to the WHOLE course

3. Certification of attendance (MUST have attended 7 out 8 weeks)


To apply for a place on the course please complete this short application form and email to: Call Ann Marie Flanagan, Regional Development Officer on 087

7878222 if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you on the Tuesday 25 th April


Download application here

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