Recovery Academy Ireland

The Recovery Academy grew out of research carried out on the Soilse drug rehabilitation project by Keane (2011) and Keane, McAleenan and Barry (2014).

The Recovery Academy recognises that recovery has been championed in mental health services and addiction services internationally.

Addiction Recovery: A contagious paradigm! A case for the re-orientation of drug treatment services and rehabilitation services in Ireland. Keane, Mc Aleenan and Barry 2011

What is the Recovery Academy?

  • Recovery Academy works to:
  • promote and facilitate recovery
  • Give a voice for people in recovery
  • to challenge stigma
  • organise recovery activities: Walk etc
  • raise awareness about recovery
  • provide training for recovery coaches
  • conduct research
  • advocate on policy

WHO We Are?

  • Professionals, Academics & People with lived Experience: (Experts Through Experience)
  • Boards Members
  • Coordinators
  • Subcommittees
  • Members
  • Volunteers

What we Do?

  • Making Recovery More Visible
  • Pop Up Recovery Cafes
  • Recovery Coach Training
  • Recovery Coach Placements within existing services
  • Events
  • Larger Recovery Community, Supportive of the many Pathways of Recovery


The Dublin North, North East Recovery College (DNNERC) provides transformative mental health recovery education programmes to adults and young people mainly  throughout the North Dublin, Louth and Meath areas, in Ireland, though this reach has been expanding over the past two years.

Launched in October 2016 with the progressive aim of creating an inclusive culture of recovery education within the community, by August 2018 the college established robust, evidence based recovery education and community development programming throughout three counties and beyond.

The Recovery College provides empowering and transformative recovery-based education to anyone with an interest in Mental Health and Substance Misuse Recovery.  Taking a Co-Production approach, the work of the Recovery College is informed by a combination of Recovery, Adult Education, Rights Based and Community Development Principals.

Educational Areas of the College.

  • Enriching Life
  • Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Life Skills

Our proof of concept report:

Sample video of a course:



(Evidence-based Professionals) Company is experienced in organizing events like conferences, seminars and study visits for professionals in order to provide forums to learn and discuss together. Evipro provides advisory and consultancy services in a field of social and health services. Company´s instructors have wide experience with practical work, leadership, management, planning and research especially in fields of Mental Health and Addictions. Voice of service users and experts by experience and recovery is present in Evipro´s work. Evipro provides consulting, supervision, tailored training and education for professionals in public sector, NGO´s, private companies, schools and other institutions. Staff and Leadership training and coaching is also provided by our accredited supervisors and coaches.

Evipro is an official organizer of European Conference on Mental Health conferences.

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