The HSE’s Mental Health Engagement and Recovery Team and its community partners hosted an online event on 15th May 2020 to celebrate and promote family recovery on the UN’s International Day of Families.
The event was live-streamed during the day from 10am – 4pm. Watch the conference by clicking the ‘Watch Conference’ button above.
Browse the resources below and be sure to join the conversation on twitter by following @recovery_ire and using #wearefamily.
We were delighted to host a live panel discussion on the day. Click the orange ‘Watch Conference’ button above to find out what the panelists said about family recovery. You can find out more about them in this section of the web-page.
Browse the videos from the conference where family members, those with lived experience of mental health challenges and service providers discuss family recovery.
The South East Recovery College have compiled a beautiful and resource rich guide to services and supports for family recovery. You can see the Family Recovery Tree on the web-page or download the full document by tapping the button below.
You can also download the Family, Carer and Supporters Guide by clicking on it.
Family Peer Support Workers can offer emotional support, information and practical tips on navigating mental health services. Contact the Office for Mental Health Engagement & Recovery or one of the network of recovery education services across Ireland for more info. The Recovery Colleges are also providing a range of online classes and group supports at the moment. You can find a timetable here.
There are many ways we can support loved ones who are experiencing mental health challenges during Covid-19. One of the best ways to start is with a conversation with your loved one. Connect, communicate and reassure.
- Download our FAQs for Those Supporting Mental Health Concerns During Covid-19 here.
- Download our Routine Template here to help keep structure on your day.
- Download our Ten Tips for Supporting Mental Health during COVID-19 here.
Francis Walsh, who departed this life on 8th May 2020.
A pleasure to work with and to know. Competent, dedicated and gifted and has left a legacy in recovery education and peer support working in Ireland. His qualities as a person made Francis so special, his compassion, empathy, his eternal good humour and positivity. Francis was a true gentleman, very humble but a warrior for recovery and the rights of service users and family members, his commitment and passion for this work was inspiring.
‘Thank you’ Francis our dearest friend and colleague.
Watch Virtual Conference
Recorded on Friday 15th May
Watch Follow Up Q&A
The panelists came back together to answer some of the questions there was no time to answer on the day of the conference.