The Lighthouse Peer Support Centre

Who is The Lighthouse for?

The Lighthouse is a West Clare Mental Health Association project that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing within the community of West Clare through a range of activities. In particular West Clare Mental Health Association works to support people on their recovery journey through the provision of peer support at The Lighthouse

Why come to
The Lighthouse?

Everyone experiences good and bad mental health days. Together we can make a difference. The Lighthouse is open to all, including: Those seeking support for themselves, their family members and supporters, and all interested in supporting and promoting mental health in West Clare. People who are in recovery and want to share their recovery journey with others. It is also a place of education for the general public to gain knowledge and understanding in the area of mental health.

The Lighthouse is set up to provide a place that is Peer Led where you can always expect…

  • A safe, open and friendly atmosphere

  • A place that is non-clinical

  • A place that is non-judgmental and inclusive for all

  • A place to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat

  • A place to meet others with similar life experiences

  • A place to learn from each other’s experiences and to reduce stigma

  • A place of education and training that promotes wellbeing in the community

  • A place that promotes positive mental health

  • A place that values the expertise of those with lived experience

  • A place that follows a Co-Production Model

Services at The Lighthouse

  • Peer support for individuals

  • Peer support for groups

  • Drop in service

  • Educational and training courses including: WRAP – “Wellness Recovery Action Plan” ARIES – “Recovery and Wellbeing Education in Mental Health“

  • SafeTALK

  • Promoting and advocating for positive mental health and wellbeing programmes in West Clare