With three out of four of all admissions to psychiatric units being re-admissions, Slí Eile was set up to explore ways of helping people caught up in this revolving door to recover within an accepting and supportive community setting.
On April 18th, Slí Eile- one of the organisations supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland- is hosting a conference to celebrate the establishment of its pilot project in Charleville, Co Cork. The aim of the Slí Eile approach to recovery through community living is to provide another way of supporting people to recover from their experience of mental distress.
Slí Eile believes the journey to recovery is:
A re-awakening of hope after despair
A movement to active participation in life from withdrawal and isolation
A shift to engagement and active coping rather than passive adjustment
Reclaiming a positive sense of self
A transformation from alienation to a sense of meaning and purpose
This approach to supported housing offers an environment of hope and empowerment, where meaningful activities support the process of recovery for its five tenants and creates an environment which instils the belief that change is possible.
The conference will include presentation by Slí Eile tenants & staff The Lived Experience, Martin Rogan HSE: Assistant National Director for Mental Health Services, service users, local practitioners and others with an interest in recovery. The programme allows ample time for a Question & Answer session in the morning and afternoon with Chairman for the day, Vincent Browne.
Admission is free, tea / coffee on arrival but please note lunch is at delegates’ own expense. Booking is advisable as numbers are limited.
Anyone wishing to attend can register by email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a stamped addressed envelope to: - Slí Eile, Dromina, Charleville, Co Cork