Lisa Richardson

Lisa Richardson

Recovery Education Facilitator in ARCHES Recovery College

FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support, Wellness Recovery Action Planning Facilitation, QQI Level 6 Group Facilitation, QQI Level 6 Creative Textiles, QQI Level 5 Art Craft and Design

Lisa is a Recovery Education Facilitator with ARCHES Recovery College. She has a passion for craft of any kind. She achieved distinctions in both QQI Level 5 Art, Craft, and Design and QQI Level 6 Creative Textiles in the College of Further Education Dundrum. She loves sewing, knitting, embroidery and has recently been learning crochet. Along with crafting she adores animals and has a cat and a puppy.

Lisa was introduced to ARCHES Recovery College while she was a service user in Churchtown. At ARCHES, she learnt recovery in mental health is possible. Lisa took part in many of the courses online and in person. She describes the support she received at ARCHES as ‘incredible’. Lisa qualified in both QQI Level 6 Group Facilitation and Wellness Recovery Action Planning Facilitation.

After working hard on her own recovery, Lisa volunteered with ARCHES in the Creative Café. An opportunity came where there was a facilitator post vacant and she went for interview and got the post. Lisa feels this is her time to give back to ARCHES and help others back on the road to recovery too. 

Areas of expertise: creativity and mental health recovery, textiles, personal narrative, Wellness Recovery Action Planning.