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By See Change Ambassador Ray I started working in Dublin in March 1987. I had been sent up from Limerick to get a job in the big smoke. Ireland was different then in many ways. Homosexuality was a criminal offence under the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861. Marriage was for life, even if you...
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Green Ribbon 2017 was my favourite year of the campaign so far. It was the year I started to see a real change in attitudes towards mental health. In 2017 I finally started to see those around me take part, without any prior prompting by me! Local workplaces, schools, and friends willingly signed up to...
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  This year See Change is teaming up with our partners at Bodywhys and Headline and supporting Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ( #EDAW2017 )  to place a spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding. By increasing awareness and access to resources such as Bodywhys, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood of full recovery. It’s important to know we...
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 It’s that time of year again! Green Ribbon month kicks off on May 1st. Are you thinking about getting your community talking about mental health for Green Ribbon month? This year, half a million ribbons are available free of charge. We are now accepting orders of 50 or more -individual ribbons will be available from...
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Review by See Change Ambassador Gormla Hughes: “God damn it you’re so mean.  I’m not your servant” (Faith Stuart, daughter) Infinitely Polar Bear was independently made.  Written and directed by Maya Forbes.  A film based on her own father who lived with a Bipolar diagnosis until his death in 1998 and who was the primary care...
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This piece by See Change Ambassador Nicola Hynds featured on a Lust for Life website: I always loved Christmas as a child but like most people the novelty wore off as I grew into adulthood. Battling with Schizophrenia for years, especially in my early twenties I struggled to put on a smile and join in...
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Almost 65% of people have been hearing conversations about mental health among family and friends since the Green Ribbon 2016 (up from 62% in 2015), however Christmas can be a tough time for people experiencing mental health difficulties. Many mental health services are closed for the festive season, and spending extra time at home can...
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  First Fortnight have announced the 2017 festival line-up of mental health themed arts and cultural events, taking place across Dublin and selected venues nationwide during January. See Change is delighted to be a part of the festival once again along with our partners at Mental Health Reform, Mental Health Ireland and St Patrick’s Mental...
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St Patrick’s Mental Health Services will be holding Galway’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill on Saturday 22nd October from 11am – 4pm. See Change will have an information stand at the event. Following on from the success of its first ever series of mental health and wellbeing fairs, which kicked...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Úna-Minh Kavanagh: When I started college, talking about your mental health wasn’t on the cards. With phrases like “mad in the head”, “psycho” and “looney” being thrown around casually, there was a sense that this wasn’t something to talk about or you’d be branded “one of them” too. I live with...
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