Isabelle Gauthier

Isabelle Gauthier

Recovery Education Facilitator in ARCHES Recovery College

BA, Wellness Recovery Action Planning Facilitation, QQI Level 6 Group Facilitation, BTEC in Film and Creative Media

Isabelle is a Recovery Education Facilitator with ARCHES and a Hearing Voices Facilitator with HAIL (Housing Association for Integrated Living). She also has an interest and qualifications in film-making. Isabelle comes from France and has been living in Ireland for the last 26 years.

A few years ago, she experienced a mental health crisis. Ever since then, she has dedicated her life to Recovery. Thanks to WRAP and ARCHES Recovery College courses, community and ethos, she knows that recovery is possible. Recovery in Colour is her favourite course as it helped her find her voice again.

She originally volunteered with ARCHES, co-facilitating the Creative Café with Lisa Richardson. She is delighted to have recently joined the ARCHES team. She finds hope in education and is passionate about self-advocacy and challenging stigma.

Areas of expertise: creativity and mental health recovery, advocacy, empowerment, psychiatric stigma, Hearing Voices groups, Wellness Recovery Action Planning.