Recovery Education

in Ireland

SEE UPCOMING COURSES AND EVENTS

Recovery Education Services

Timetable

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: Eileen Cunningham, Education, Training and Development Officer by telephone: 085 8589546 or 061 461276 or email: eileen.cunningham4@hse.ie

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 recoverycollege@dcu.ie 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.

Contact: email galwayrecoverycollege@gmail.com or call 087 3401667

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 recovery.educatormrc@hse.ie or call 086 0294901

Download the June 2020 Timetable here.

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 recoverycollegesoutheast@gmail.com 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 regarirecoverycollege@gmail.com or call Amanda Hunt 0861304869 Chloe Costello 0834806622

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 westmeathtc@gmail.com 

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For Further Support Contact The Samaritans

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Every six seconds they respond to a call for help. They’re there 24/7, before, during and after a crisis and they make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.