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Inpatient – by Jess McCaul

By Karolyn Ward on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 in Blog, News.

Jess McCaul tells her story of accessing inpatient care as a supportive environment where recovery is possible. I spent two years fighting for inpatient treatment. Two years trying to get the specialised care I knew I needed because outpatient treatment just wasn’t working. It was like I was swimming against the current and was barely […]


Shine Staff 40th Anniversary Celebration

By Karolyn Ward on Monday, July 15th, 2019 in Featured, News.

On Thursday 11th July, Shine staff from around the country came together in Athlone to kick start the Shine 40th Anniversary celebrations. It was a day of celebration, fun and games. Thank you to all of our wonderful staff for their ongoing hard work and commitment.


By Karolyn Ward on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 in Featured.

The board, staff and members of Shine are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Pender, husband of our colleague Caroline McGuigan, CEO of Suicide or Survive. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Caroline, John’s children, extended family, friends and all the team at Suicide or Survive.


Chasing the Rainbow, by Aoife Burke

By Karolyn Ward on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 in Blog.

Chasing the Rainbow Chasing the rainbow. Leaving sparks of light. Spinning and weaving through dusky clouds, entwined with light. As I sleep I imagine these hues of light and shade breathing out a rainbow of colour. Liquid gold of heavenly sunlight pours over the earth below, like golden syrup, drowning everything in its path. Mist […]


Shine statement in response to article published in Galway City Tribune

By Karolyn Ward on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 in Featured, News.

Shine’s response to the article entitled “Sex Offenders will be treated beside school – Concerns over psych unit”, published on pages 1 and 3 of the Galway City Tribune on Friday 24th May 2019 As a national voluntary organisation, supporting and working with people with severe mental ill health, and their families, Shine considers the […]


Festival of Art, 14th June

By Karolyn Ward on Friday, May 24th, 2019 in Events, News.

The Shine Dublin Resource Centre will hold a Festival of Art exhibition on Friday 14th June from 11am – 3pm, at Shine Dublin Resource Centre, 13 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1. Light refreshments will be served on the day. This event is supported by the HSE National Lottery Funding All welcome!


Shine Supports The Cannabis Risk Alliance’s Position on Cannabis Regulation

By Karolyn Ward on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 in Featured, News.

Shine supports the statement released by The Cannabis Risk Alliance yesterday, that claims that the Government is “sleepwalking” toward legalising the cannabis drug for medicinal purposes, without considering the harms associated with its use. Shine acknowledges and recognises that there is significant illegal use of cannabis in various forms in Ireland. Shine is aware that […]



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