Information Night on mental health, recovery and wellbeing

Advancing Recovery Programme initiative

An Information Night which will be held in Gleeson’s of Roscommon next Wednesday addresses the issue of understanding mental health, recovery and wellbeing through education, collaboration and conversation.

  Are you someone who has (a) lived experience of mental health challenges, including personally, as a family member, friend or carer (b), professional experience of working in the area of mental health or (c) an interest in mental health issues?

  If so, you are invited to attend the Information Night taking place in Roscommon town next Wednesday, as part of the Roscommon/East Galway Advancing Recovery Programme.

  The Advancing Recovery In Ireland Project commenced in the region in 2013 and has made great progress to date. In essence it is about challenging and ultimately changing how mental health services in Ireland are delivered.

  The key methodology is ensuring that people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, their families and professionals work in collaboration to bring about the changes. This is a significant shift in relation to how services have operated historically.

  This project is based on respect, understanding, and the desire to promote equality and dignity for all, regardless of you personal journey to date. Most of all it is about promoting wellness through recovery.

  The team involved on the project are thrilled to invite the wider community in Roscommon, to come and meet us as we host our first information evening about one of these exciting projects on Wednesday, 12th of November, in Gleeson’s Townhouse at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome.

  The organisers are appealing to the public to tell them what they would like from The Roscommon East Galway (REGARI) Recovery College. If you cannot attend but wish to know more, please contact Ailish Connaughton, College Principal on 086-1304869 or Paula Kerr, Project Co-Lead on 087-9225999. Alternatively you can email