PEER LED INITIATIVES

To qualify for Chrysalis services, potential clients must meet the following requirements:

  • Must meet our catchment area criteria; must have a link or connexion with the Dublin 7 area.
  • Must be experiencing or have experienced substance misuse, either directly or indirectly.

If you have any queries or require clarification surrounding the criteria, please contact us.

Recovery Coaches: We currently have 2 recovery coaches within Chrysalis. Recovery coaches are mentors who assist and support individuals in early recovery. Both coaches are graduates from the Recovery Coaching and Addiction in the Community Diploma/DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences.

Peer Led Tuesday Social Night: The Peer-led Social Night is a weekly event held in Chrysalis on a Tuesday from 6.00 to 8.00pm. Referrals, Holistic Treatments, one-to-one support are available. It is a safe, non-judgemental and non-prescriptive environment for people to connect and avail of social and peer support.

Peer Led Thursday Recovery Evening: The Evening Recovery takes place every Thursday evening from 6.00 to 8.00pm. It is a Peer led evening. The services on offer are Holistics and a Check-In group. It is aimed at drug free service users. The Evening Recovery provides support, enhances well-being and strengthens connectedness amongst individuals in recovery.

Hep C Friends: Hep C Friends is a new initiative in partnership with The Mater Hospital and Community Response. 4 Hep C Friends are based in Chrysalis. Their role is to inform and support service users in relation to Hep C testing and treatment. All Hep C Friends have a lived-in experience of Hep C.

Peer led initiatives have had a positive impact on the knowledge, personal and clinical recovery of service users.