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Shauna O’Connor
    My Invisible Friend by See Change Ambassador, Tim O’Connor   Just before I finished Secondary School a close friend said to me “You’re okay Tim – you have music”.  That was completely true. But he was the first one to say it to me.   All through the 1970s music was my hobby. I would...
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        This #InternationalMensDay: Let’s talk about men’s mental health. See Change ambassador Johnny Hunt says we need to make a difference and break the stigma around men talking about their mental health. Show your support for men’s mental health and get the conversation started.     If you are having a tough...
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    The Importance of Checking in with Yourself by See Change Ambassador, Linda Garvin   “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” Katie Reed    You are important.   The only person that you are in a relationship with for your entire life is you! Don’t you deserve...
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    Stigma, how does it feel? by See Change Ambassador, Adrian Yeates   How strange would it be if you broke your leg,  But didn’t get help, and tried to hide it instead?  You want others to think, you’ve both feet on the ground,  Nothing to see here, I can still get around.  But the pain is too much and you collapse in despair,  You’re rushed to...
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      How I Dealt with Stigma by See Change Ambassador, Tim O’Connor   Looking back, I used many ways of dealing with stigma – I think most worked for a little while. I was not usually aware I was using these methods. Things like avoiding situations, trying – and quite often succeeding –...
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  Introducing the New Shine Brand   Today, our parent organisation Shine is delighted to reveal their new look and their new website: “Following on from Shine’s 40th celebration in 2019, we felt that it was a perfect time to create a new, fresh and contemporary look for Shine to lead us into the next...
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      Pass the Green Ribbon   The Green Ribbon is an international symbol for mental health awareness. By wearing one, you show you are open to having conversations about mental health.   We share this video to show that wearing a ribbon is important but that sharing with family, friends or even strangers...
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      Behaviour & Impact of Stigma by See Change Ambassador, Roisin Murphy   Stigma in mental health is and always has been a very powerful thing. When you’re feeling good, it’s easy to brush things off, give an “I don’t care what people think” kind of attitude. But when you’re not feeling so good,...
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      The Feeling of Stigma by See Change Ambassador, Linda Garvin   Stigma hurts  Stigma comes in lots of forms, from many places. Stigma eats away at you from the outside world and from what you tell yourself. Your self-esteem and self-worth are wiped out. For me, overcoming stigma was often harder than overcoming my mental...
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    Discrimination by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh   The Doctor : Don’t challenge me, Harriet Jones. ‘Cause I’m a completely new man. I could bring down your Government with a single word.  Harriet Jones : You’re the most remarkable man I’ve ever met. But I don’t think you’re quite capable of that.  The Doctor : No, you’re right. Not a single word.  [pause]   The Doctor : Just six.  Harriet Jones : I don’t...
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