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.

Shine Newsletter: February 2020

By Karolyn Ward on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 in Featured, News, Newsletter.

The February 2020 edition of the Shine newsletter is now available to download. We hope you enjoy it! If you would like to contribute an article, poem or story to our future editions, please contact

Shine Cork Spring Groups Calendar

By Karolyn Ward on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 in Events, Featured, News.

Shine Cork Spring Groups Calendar is now available to download with an exciting selection of FREE group workshops available. You can download the calendar here. Wellness Support Group – commencing 10th February Discovering Recovery – commencing 12th February Effective Communications – commencing 12th February Yoga – commencing 12th February Relaxation Techniques – commencing 25th February […]

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 […]

Taking Control Workshop – Cork, January 30th 2020

By Karolyn Ward on Friday, January 17th, 2020 in Events, Featured, News.

The Shine ‘Taking Control’ Workshop is a gentle one-day workshop which explores practical ways to face life challenges, whilst maintaining and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing. The course offers a safe place for people to reassess where they are and where they want to be. The aims of the Taking Control Workshop […]

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 […]

Invitation to Tender – Headline Media Trust Research Project

By Karolyn Ward on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 in News, Vacancies.

Invitation to Tender for the Headline Media Trust Initiative – Research Project. Headline is seeking a suitably qualified applicant to complete a research project on barriers to media engagement for people living with severe and enduring mental illnesses. For details on the project and how to apply visit Activelink Closing date; 5th February 2020

Shine Counselling Service, Dublin Update

By Karolyn Ward on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 in Featured, News.

Shine Counselling Service, Dublin will not be available until 16th of January 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you updated via our website and social media channels when it resumes. Phone messages or e-mails to the Dublin Counselling Service will be returned after that date. Support is available from: -Shine […]

Stress Management, Tipperary, Feb-Mar 2020

By Karolyn Ward on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 in Events, Featured, News.

This course is designed to support the wellbeing and recovery of people affected by mental ill health. When: Every Thursday for 6 weeks, starting 18th February – ending 31st March, 11AM – 1pm Where: Main St, Shesheraghmore, Borrisokane Library, Co. Tipperary What to look forward to: -Understanding Fight, Flight, Freeze Response to Stress -Stop, Start […]

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