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A Lust for Life has brought together some of the best and brightest minds in Ireland’s mental health sector on their podcast ‘Where There’s A Will’. See Change Director, John Saunders, will be partaking along with guests such as Dr Ciara Kelly, Brian Higgins (CEO of Pieta House), Dominic Layden (CEO of Aware) and many...
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A few words from See Change ambassador, Lucie K, on World Mental Health Day, 2018 There’s a lot I could choose to write about for this year’s World Mental Health Day (October 10th). I could write about stigma. I could write about lack of services. I could write about the gap between private and public...
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See Change Ambassador Sandra Dillon shares her Green Ribbon Experience I found being involved this year really energised me just as much as the green ribbon awareness campaign did for other people I met. It’s the hidden stories you hear from the public that always resonate with me because more times than not I have...
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See Change Ambassadors Sandra Dillon, Rick Rossiter, Abigail McDonnell, Miriam Dowling and Jen Ronan at the launch of Green Ribbon 2018 in the Mansion House, Dublin This May is Green Ribbon month, a time when we here at See Change encourage everyone to start conversations about mental health in order to reduce stigma. A large...
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This May we will kick off our 6th Annual Green Ribbon campaign to end mental health stigma. A large part of our work would be impossible without the insight and expertise of our 60 ambassadors who share their stories of lived experience throughout the year to try create conversation around mental health. One such ambassador...
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By Ambassador Rick Rossiter Today is World Mental Health Day, but what does that really mean? Is this the only day that we recognise our mental health? Or is it to bring about awareness to something that we should already be self-aware of? I know that these types of worldly or national days are to...
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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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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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