Category: Meath

What the hell is Coproduction? What students said……

Catherine Sweeney and Martha Griffin developed and delivered What the hell is copoduction, the course finished yesterday and here is what the students thought.

This course is good for “getting out of yourself” and hearing peoples experiences. Good social element

Experienced a sense of fun and curiosity, as an adult with many people who have a lot of experience of mental health – lived experience and professional experience or a mix of both.

Everyone is equal and listened to and no one is judged. All from different backgrounds, life experiences, very educational and very comfortable. Had to open up to questions and tasks which made your mind open and think. Team work and individual participation. Friendly fun atmosphere.

It was challenging but rewarding.

Being on the course was brilliant. I thought the course was interesting also challenging and enjoyable, enjoyed the little projects.

I found the course was presented very well and I got a good idea of how working together can end better than just working on your own. The group experience was very good where we learned working with other coproductively. The atmosphere was calming and relaxed and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Enjoyable, inclusive. Comfortable but challenging, in a good way.

I found it, self-empowering and self-esteem building.

It was a good experience overall.

Meeting with people for different perspectives with a genuine interest in mental health is a good experience, especially when they are open to change for the common good.

Being on this course was pleasantly challenging. Working outside your comfort zone but there was an acknowledgement that this was part of the learning.

Louth Meath Courses Spring 2019


Course Arrangements ( Louth / Meath)

Course‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’

Start Date:  Wednesday, February 13th

Venue: Kells Resource Centre, Meath

Format: Six weekly afternoon  sessions TFA, Meath Poster Spring 2019

Course‘What I Know Now’ – Creative Writing

Start Date:  Wednesday, February 20th

Venue: Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dept of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies.

Format: Six weekly afternoon  sessions WIKN, Louth Area Spring Poster 2019.


Course‘Coming back to your center through Tai Chi.’

Start Date:  Thursday March 14th

Venue: Drogheda Venue, TBC on application

Format: Six weekly morning  sessions Coming back to your center thrugh Tai CHi, Spring Poster 2019


Course‘Infected with Happiness through Art.’

Start Date:  Thursday March 14th

Venue: Trim Family Resource Centre, Meath

Format: Six weekly afternoon  sessions Infected With Happiness Through Art, Meath Area Spring Poster 2019.

Meeting the Taoiseach

Last Friday Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took time on his 40th birthday to visit DCU in the Community. John and Martha got to speak to him about the work of the recovery college, how coproduction is aiming to readdress the power imbalance in mental health services and how when the community come together and shed roles in a neutral educational space and become students it can be a powerful experience.

Spring Courses 2019

We are  delighted to announce our Spring schedule of Recovery College courses for the North Dublin, Louth and Meath Areas.  Our courses are open to everyone interested in enhancing personal growth and community connections.  
These courses will fill up, so to avoid disappointment please send in a completed application form (attached) or call us on the number provided with any queries.  More information will follow in the new year, but given recent levels of course uptake we recommend if you, or others interested, see a programme here that draws your attention, do apply or call at your earliest convenience, so as to ensure a place.
Please circulate this information and the attached posters below to all interested individuals, friends, family members, colleagues, community groups & service networks.
Recovery College Team