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.