Recovery Education

in Ireland


Recovery Education Services


News & Updates

Perspectives on Recovery

Services & Supports

Welcome to the Recovery Education Page


Mental Health Ireland in partnership with the Office of Mental Health Engagement & Recovery are delighted to use this page as a signpost to the work that’s being done by recovery colleges and recovery education services across Ireland.

These services have been leading out using innovative ways to connect, communicate, educate and reassure during the ongoing pandemic. Through online classes, peer support groups, information sharing, phone supports, materials, resources and partnership working, the services are now available to networks of people with lived experience of mental health challenges, supporters, families, providers and communities.

Recovery education is the process by which individuals explore, assimilate and create the knowledge required for recovery to occur in their own lives or in the lives of those they support or provide services to and in the local communities that sustain individuals in recovery. Recovery education takes a strength and adult education-based approach which offers the choice to engage in learning opportunities. It is underpinned by the values of self-direction, personal experience, ownership, diversity, and hopefulness. (National  Recovery Education Working Group, 2017).

Recovery education offers a way of working where the expertise of service users, family members, supporters and service providers are accepted, valued and utilised to ensure better recovery outcomes for all. Through co-production, the process of designing, delivering and participating in recovery education is strengthened.

Below you will find information on each recovery college and education service, a timetable for upcoming online courses and information on recovery. To the right we will be posting News and Updates.

Vision: To provide the Mid West Region with an inspirational and inclusive educational programme on recovery and well-being.

Contact: Mike O’Neill, Mid West ARIES Manager by telephone: 085 8589546 or 061 461276 or email

Vision: The Recovery College takes an empowering and inclusive educational approach to mental health and well being. Our vision was to place governance outside of mental health service within the community and through community development principles.  

Contact: Email or call 01 700 7907

Vision: To create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends and the community through co-produced education and learning  together. Download the latest Prospectus here.

Contact: Email or call 087 3401667

Vision: We aim to deliver inspiring and connecting workshops that support people in managing their wellbeing and their mental health recovery. 

Contact: Valerie Maguire, Recovery Educator by phone at 089 436 3956 or email:

Vision: Our mission is to advance personal recovery through vibrant adult education. This is a service for all in our community and I encourage you to get involved. 

Contact: email or call 086 0294901


Vision: The purpose of the Recovery College South East is to provide recovery orientated educational courses and workshops for people who experience mental health challenges, psychological distress, addiction and other challenges.

Contact: email or call 056 770 3666 or 086 174 6330

Vision: To create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends and the community through co-produced education and learning together.

Contact: email or call Amanda Hunt 0861304869 Chloe Costello 0834806622

Vision: A Recovery Education Service for everyone that uses an adult education approach to facilitate mental health recovery. Module/course content is co-produced and co-facilitated by people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

Contact:Email: or call 087 354 5079  

Vision: A world where everyone has access to mental health education, recovery classes and civic participation. Transformative College is to provide a Mental Health Resource Centre with a qualified multidisciplinary team to provide education, participation, promote awareness, and advice to support recovery in the area of mental health.

Contact: email 

Vision: At ARCHES Recovery College, we bring lived experience, clinical expertise, and research evidence together to offer Recovery Education opportunities to promote mental health, personal growth, and wellbeing. We work across Dublin South East, South Dublin, and East Wicklow. We foster the knowledge, skills, and abilities that can help a person manage life challenges and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. A full programme of courses, talks, peer support, and social events is launched every 3 months. Email to receive a copy of our current programme and timetable and to be added to our mailing list. You can also call 087 342 9922 if you have any queries. Or visit our LinkedIn page

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