Recovery Education CHO 7

Since June 2020, we have a new Recovery Education Service for the CHO7 region which includes some of  Dublin South, all of Kildare & west Wicklow,

What is Recovery Education?

  • Recovery Education offers individuals the chance to engage in a range of interactive workshops on topics that can support them in managing their mental health & wellbeing.
  • It is underpinned by the belief that recovery is possible, and fosters hope by sharing stories of recovery.
  • It focuses on and supports people in building on their strengths.
  • It supports people in taking ownership of their wellbeing so that they can figure out what supports their wellbeing and what isn't so helpful.
  • It offers people the chance to hear from a variety of different perspectives on matters relating to wellbeing and mental health recovery. These perspectives include those of people with personal experience of mental health difficulties, family members, mental health professionals, as well as anyone of the wider community.
  • Recovery Education offers people from all walks of life opportunities to get involved at all levels of this project including co-designing, co-delivering and co-evaluating our courses as well as project governance. Training and additional supports will be given.
  • For further information you can view our webinar on ‘Recover Education in Our Own Words’ here.

What is a Recovery Education Service?

  • A Recovery Education Service delivers workshops and courses to support people in managing their wellbeing & mental health recovery.
  •  All our workshops are highly interactive, and evidence based.
  • All our workshops are created in a partnership between people with lived experienced of mental health difficulties, mental health professionals, family members and members of the community.
  • Our Service is not based at any one location but instead aims to deliver our workshops at a variety of locations across the region

What type of courses do you provide?

Our workshops aim to support people on their mental health recovery journey.

Some of the previous courses we have ran include:

  • Sleeping Well,
  • Exploring Recovery,
  • Self Care Essentials: Daily Routine,
  • Surviving Christmas

Who delivers these courses?

  • Our Recovery Education Team all have lived experience of mental health difficulties and recovery and draw upon this wealth of experience when co-creating and co-delivering workshops.
  • The team co-deliver the workshops in partnership with mental health professionals and volunteers who can be other people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, family members and members of the wider community with an interest in this area. If you are interested in getting involved, get in touch!

Who is this service open to?/Who can attend?

  • All are welcome! Our workshops are open to anyone 18+ with an interest in mental health and wellbeing e.g., people with mental health difficulties, family members, professionals etc.
  • You do not need to be referred to our workshops and can sign yourself up (see below for details).

Do I have to pay for these courses?

Our workshops are free to all.

How do I access this service?

No referrals are needed.

You can register yourself for our workshops in the following ways:

At the moment all of our workshops are delivered online. We hope to return to in person workshops across the region when possible. 

We deliver our online workshops through Zoom which is very easy to use

  • You can use your mobile phone, laptop, or desktop to access Zoom.
  • The link to join the workshop will be emailed out to you on the morning of the workshop.
  • It’s easy to join the workshop! Just click on the link provided in the email.
  • If you don’t have the Zoom app installed on your device - that’s not a problem!
    • You can simply join a meeting by clicking on the invitation link in the email.
    • On the webpage that automatically opens up, select the 'Launch Meeting’ button and you will be brought straight into the workshop.

What is involved in taking part in your workshops?

  • We believe that you should be able to be involved in a workshop in whatever way you feel comfortable.
  • Whether you like to sit back, observe and listen or you prefer to chat and get involved, we value all and any participation by you. 
  • You will be in control of your involvement, and we won’t insist or push you to contribute. 

What if I can’t make it to a workshop?

If you can’t make a class, that is not a problem but ideally, we would ask you to let us know by email as then we can offer your place to someone else.

Where are you based? /What area do you cover?

We are not based at any specific location but, instead mainly deliver our online workshops whilst working from home but soon we will be delivering workshops in person across the HSE CHO7 region - Dublin South Central, Kildare and West Wicklow.

Do you only cover the CHO7 area?

We prioritize people from the Dublin South Central, Kildare and West Wicklow region for our online workshops but we also do our best to accommodate people from other parts of the country who are interested in attending. Other areas have Recovery Colleges/Education Services that also run Recovery Education Course.  You can find out further information on this here. 

To find out more, pop along to our website:  or feel free to drop us a line or give us a call/text at the email or phone number listed below as we would love to hear from you!

We look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of our workshops soon!

Valerie, Rob, Elaine and Daniela

CHO7 Recovery Education Team

Dublin South Central, Kildare & West Wicklow

P: 089 436 3956



Recovery Education CHO7 is a partnership project between HSE Mental Health Services in CHO7 and Mental Health Ireland.