Shine, Supporting People Affected By Mental Ill Health

Service Details

Target Age

  • 19 - 24 years


  • Mental Health
  • Training

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Online - Group
  • Online - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Laois
  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Jason Dowling


Church Street, Athlone, Westmeath N37 Y3E8,


086 8525281

Contact Hours

Shine services are open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm.
We have a national support line 01 860 1610 or 086 040 7701


Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral

Service Description

Shine is a national organisation providing information and support for people affected by mental health difficulties. We support individuals and family members.

We are the only national mental health organisation specifically founded to help all family member

List of Services Available

We support individuals and family members. through:

* individual and group work,
* training and education led by professionals and peers (people with lived experience of mental health difficulties or people who have lived experience of supporting a family member or relative).

Wheelchair Access

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Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.