This February, we have spread Big Love wherever we could. Jenny talks to Grow Area Coordinator Finola and Grow online Group Member Angel about the power of love and how love fits into the Grow Program of recovery and personal development. Grab a cup of something hot, snuggle up, and give yourself this gift of […]
We start 2024, as we have in previous years with a discussion on CHANGE. But this time we are looking at the idea of taking action to be the change you hope to see in your group, your community, the world. It’s not easy and that first phone call or meeting might feel frightening. But
Tis’ the season to be jolly…or is it? Our 2023 podcast seasons finishes with this beautiful and practical guide to supporting yourself and those around you who might be struggling throughout this hectic holiday season. Jenny is joined by Killian, who is raising funds and awareness for Grow through his 50K on Christmas Day challenge,
In one of our most important conversations of the year, Jenny and Jonathan explore the importance of finding inner peace in a ever more chaotic world. Jonathan gives a masterclass on each of the ways he has found to tap into his own inner peace including meditation, mindfulness, getting into nature, reading, creating and so
This month the Grow Mental Health community gathered for our annual National Weekend and we explored the concept of opening ourselves up to friendship. We took the opportunity to record our Grow podcast live. Jenny was joined by Grow member and Board member Gerry and a podcast favourite Liz, a Grow Area Coordinator and author.
This month Jenny spoke with Grow group member Luke and Kilkenny Area Coordinator Liz about their creative passions. Luke is a singer/songwriter and Liz is a published author of a novel and a children’s book. They both explain how their creative pursuits have changed their mental health and wellbeing. We also discuss how to take
This month Jenny spoke with Grow member Lorraine and former Area Coordinator John about happiness and contentment. Are they the same thing? Is happiness real or achievable? How can we find contentment through the Grow Program, even when things around is are bleak? Please tune in for this very special and honest conversation.
This month Jenny met with Elaine Browne, founder of Perspective in Ireland to talk all things friendship and peer support. Elaine was motivated to share her experience of peer-supported recovery with anyone with mental health challenges so Perspective was born in 2019. Like Grow Mental Health, the Perspective model is based on the knowledge and
This month Jenny sat with Dr. Pat Brakcen and Dr. Mike Watts to talk about the power a personal story has to inspire hope and lead the way to recovery. Both guests share the stories that changed them and talk about the importance incorporating story into the mental health recovery process. We also talk about
This month Jenny sat with Rob and Mary for a chat about Hope. Hope is what you find in your Grow Group through commitment when you hear someone else’s story, and when you see recovery happening all around you. This rich discussion is worth a listen if you’re wondering where to find hope today.
This month Jenny had the privilege to meet with Gertrude Howley, a member of the Grow Mental Health community since the 1980s. Gertrude is a Presentation Sister, therapist, educator, and advocator for positive mental health. She and Jenny discuss the cyclical nature of support both in our Grow Groups and in life. Don’t miss this
TRIGGER WARNING: References to suicide. February means Valentine’s Day and showing love to those you care about. But what would it look like if we practiced loving ourselves on Valentine’s Day and every day? What could we do if we got past the self-doubt and loved and valued ourselves for exactly who we are? Join