Shine is a national organisation providing information and support for people affected by mental health problems. Shine supports individuals and family members through recovery-focused individual and group work, counselling and training and education led by professionals and peers. Shine also advocates for social change by promoting and defending the rights of all those affected by mental health problems to equal treatment and quality services.

Shine offers a range of support services:

  • Information and support on mental health: People can discuss their needs and concerns and consider options such as counselling to help with mental health problems.
  • Recovery Planning and support tailored to personal needs: Recovery planning and support to help identify how mental health problems are affecting personal goals and challenges.
  • Peer Group support: Sharing experiences with others with self-experience of a mental health problem can be a good way of learning new coping skills and growing a support network. The Group Facilitators have personal experience of moving forward from their own mental health problems.
  • Family and Supporter’s Groups: These are groups for families, carers and friends of people with mental health problems. It can be helpful to talk to other people with similar experiences and to learn new ways of coping. The Group Facilitators have experience helping a family member or friend with a mental health problem.
  • Recovery Education: Shine offers education and training programmes to empower people experiencing mental health problems to manage their own recovery, and the people who support them. Shine staff and people with lived experience of mental health problems design and produce the recovery focused education programmes together. Shine also offers well-being workshops to help people manage dealing with life’s challenges.
  • Counselling: Counselling is available to anyone affected by serious mental health problems. This includes both people with self-experience and their families. Counsellors are based in Cork and Waterford but can be accessed by phone.

There is also a confidential email counselling service (see below)

Local Groups in Tipperary:

Groups for people with self- experience of a mental health problem meetings take place weekly in:

  • Nenagh on Thursday, 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. in Áras Folláin, Tyone Road
  • Thurles on Tuesday, 2.15 – 4.00 p.m. in 1 Kickham Street (North Tipperary Development Company premises)

Family and supporter’s support groups take place in:

  • Clonmel on a monthly basis.
  • Nenagh on 2nd Wednesday of each month in Áras Folláin, Tyone Road
  • Thurles on 4th Thursday of each month in Order of Malta Centre, Bohervaroon.

Target Group: Adults, aged 18 years and upwards, with self-experience of a mental health problem and their families and supporters.

How to access: Contact your local Shine Regional Service directly.

Contact details:

North Tipperary
Ann Marie Flanagan, Regional Development Officer
Tel. 087-7878222


South Tipperary
Jessica Statham, Information and Support Officer
Tel. 086-8525747


Confidential email counselling address: