The Innovation Recovery Project aims to build mental health resilience among our population within the cross border region, through provision of education and training. The ethos of recovery education is based on the principles of optimism, hope, opportunity and control, aiming to change the narrative of our mental health to one of strength and resilience.

Recovery education values the expertise of those with lived experience of mental health issues and that of Health and Social Care Professionals. Therefore central to the recovery college is the involvement of clients in both the development and delivery of courses.

All courses are co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health difficulties alongside those with professional experience and knowledge, aiming to helping people to tap into their own personal resilience and resourcefulness, become experts in their own self-care and work toward achieving their goals and ambitions.


Mental Health courses are open to everyone:-
 Those who use mental health services or not
 Both statutory and non-statutory health and social care staff and volunteers
 Carers;
 Members of the general public.

All courses are free of charge.

All courses are open to anyone 16 years old and over.


The Innovation Recovery Project has three locality Hubs:-


West Hub:- Donegal, Derry/L’Derry
South Hub:- Sligo/Leitrim/Fermanagh/Cavan/Monaghan
East Hub:- Belfast/Armagh/Newry/Louth/Dundalk

Interested please contact:  

E-mail: (NI) [email protected]scni.net

Read more about this project here