Recovery Festival, Advocacy

18 August, 2022

Family Therapy: Supporting Recovery for Families

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) hosts a webinar to explain how family therapy can support service users and their families.

The webinar discusses:

  • how family therapy is different to other psychotherapies
  • what service users can expect from family therapy
  • the goals of family therapy
  • how family therapy can support both service users and their carers.

Supporting recovery

Supporting recovery

The webinar is presented by Elaine McGoldrick, Family Therapist at SPMHS, as part of our annual Recovery Festival. The Recovery Festival celebrates the roles that family, friends and carers play in the journey of mental health recovery. You can learn more about carers and recovery here, or watch the webinar below.

If you are a family member or carer of someone receibing care with us here in SPMHS, you may be interested in our Family, Carers, and Supporters (FCS) Advisory Network. The FCS Advisory Network provides us with the opportunity to consult and engage with family members, carers and supporters of our service users about matters that impact and affect you. It builds on our Service User Advisory Network (SUAN) and our Service User and Supporters Council (SUAS) who we consult with regularly.

You can contact Siobhan Fitzharris, Service User Engagement Lead, with any questions about the FCS Advisory Network. Siobhan can be contacted by emailing

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Recovery Festival webinar: Caring for yourself as a young carer