Mayo Recovery College,
REGARI (Roscommon & East Galway) Recovery College
and Galway Recovery College

Peer Recovery Educator

Karen McHale

Hi there, My name is Karen and I am the Lead Peer Recovery Educator in the Mayo Recovery College.

I describe myself as an enthusiastic individual with extensive experience of working in the fields of Mental Health Recovery Education, Family Peer Support and Community Development. I use my Social Capital in the Recovery sphere to support a Recovery culture to flourish and expand.

Recovery for me has been life changing. I am grateful to be a vessel which delivers Recovery Education while being present alongside students as they are empowered to begin or continue on their own journey of discovery & learning.


Mayo Recovery College
Mayo Mental Health Services &
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Westport Primary Care Centre
Co. Mayo

T: 086 0294901


Our Vision

The Purpose of the Mayo Recovery College is to create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends and the community through co-produced education and learning together.