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  Stay in Touch by See Change Ambassador, Rick Rossiter   We have all heard the term, “Stay in touch”, and in these given times this term has become more relevant and meaningful than any other time in living memory. Another word that has become more relevant and has become a part of our everyday...
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    Mental Health is not to Blame By Lucie Kavanagh   “Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun”  – Donald Trump   The above quote was said last year in response to the El Paso shooting in which 23 people lost their lives.  In response to the apparent determination to look...
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    Darkness By Lucie Kavanagh   Battle Cry    It’s like being firmly clamped  between the jaws of…not a monster.  (That might seem impressive)  but something dark and slug–like, heavy,  that can pull you down simply by existing.    A sea monster would be swirly and brave.  It would be an adventure to survive, a...
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  Mental Illness & Corona Virus By Jess McCaul Managing my mental health over the last few weeks has been nothing short of tricky. The coronavirus pandemic has come along and uprooted my life in a way that I only ever saw in my worst nightmares. Everything I was told could never possibly happen, has,...
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Stay Safe. Stay Connected.By Rick Rossiter Rick Rossiter See Change Ambassador, is a mental health advocate, a father and someone who experiences bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. He dedicates his time to helping educate others on the experience of living with a mental health difficulty. In this video, Rick shares some important reminders as...
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  Thank You To Our Volunteers See Change want to give a huge thank you to our Ambassadors who volunteer not only their time, but also share their very personal stories of living with a mental health difficulty so as to help reduce stigma. Ambassadors will share these stories in a number of ways (media...
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  Self-Care During a Global Pandemic By Sinéad Keating “When I initially thought about writing something for Green Ribbon 2020 I had presumed it would be centred around being pregnant with twins while having bipolar disorder. That experience alone has been overwhelming in a way I never could have imagined. But having that same experience in the...
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(audio recording of piece below) Covid-19 By Nick Groom “When we suffer from poor mental health, one of the last things we sometimes want to hear is, “Sure there are a lot of people feeling like that…” Not only can it feel very isolating, it can feel very dismissive too; that somehow what we are feeling...
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                    In response to the latest Government advice issued on Thursday 12th March regarding Covid-19, Shine is putting a number of measures in place to protect the people who use Shine services and our staff, and to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus. See Change...
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  “I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.”                                                                                                             – Temple Grandin   I worked for almost 20 years as a social care worker.  Despite what people tactfully call the...
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