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ARCHES Recovery College website launch in Studio, DLR Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire



You are cordially invited to ‘ARCHES Recovery College website launch: The future for Lived Experience in our community’ taking place in Studio, DLR lexicon, Dun Laoghaire from 1.30pm to 4.10pm on Friday 22 March.


We have a packed programme of activities, talks, and discussions for the afternoon. The event’s theme is ‘Our hopes for our future as a community’ now that we are launching our beautiful new website. We want to celebrate all that we have achieved to date, as a community of people who use and provide mental health services, and to reflect on our aspirations for the future.


The Keynote Speaker for the afternoon is Emeritus Professor Ann Sheridan. Ann, from her many years of working as a psychiatric nurse and educator, has witnessed profound changes in the mental health system. Throughout her career, she has been a passionate advocate for service user and supporter involvement and tirelessly campaigned to challenge psychiatric stigma. We are confident that Ann’s talk on the past and future of ‘Recovery’ will be thought provoking and inspiring.


To get to the venue, enter the DLR Lexicon through the ground floor and turn right. Walk through the Ink Café and Studio is at the back through a door on your right. Registration for this event is essential.




1.30pm ‘Tea coffee and pastries with opportunity to engage in creative activity with ARCHES Recovery Education Facilitators’.


2pm ‘Welcome address’ from Aisling Heffernan (Chief Officer, HSE Community Healthcare East).


2.10pm ‘Overview of the ARCHES Recovery College website and how it works’ from Dr Donal O’Keeffe (Recovery Coordinator).


2.20pm ‘Recovery: Reflecting on our past to imagine our future’ from Prof Ann Sheridan (Emeritus Professor in Mental Health and Mental Health Ireland Board Member).


2.50pm Break.


3pm ‘How the HSE National Counselling Service can support mental health recovery’ from Anne Carroll (Senior Counsellor/Therapist) and Deirdre Condon (Counsellor/Therapist).


3.30pm Panel Discussion: ‘The role of lived experience employment in mental health recovery and improving services’.


Panel chair: Fiona McKernan (HSE Engagement and Recovery Programme Manager for Recovery Education).


Panel members:


Ciaran Cobbe (Peer Support Worker),

Ciara Glynn (Peer Support Worker and Mental Health Reform Board Member),

Isabelle Gauthier (ARCHES Recovery Education Facilitator),

Lisa Richardson (ARCHES Recovery Education Facilitator), and

Dr Donal O’Keeffe (Recovery Coordinator).


End 4.10pm.

Start Date : March 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Registrations are closed for this event


March 22
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm