Surviving Christmas when you’re feeling unwell by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh “The world’s asleep,’ Moomintroll thought. ‘It’s only I who am awake and sleepless. It’s only I who have to wander and wander, day after day and week upon week, until I too become a snowdrift that no one will even know about.” ― Tove Jansson, Moominland Midwinter On the year that...Read More
How to navigate having an Eating Disorder at Christmas by See Change Ambassador, Sheila Naughton If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: firstname.lastname@example.org Samaritans: 116123 Pieta House: 1800 247 247 YourMentalHealth.ie: 1800 742 444Read More
Reminder to Rest by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro Breathe in, 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold, 1, 2, 3, 4 Breath out, 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold, 1, 2, 3, 4 Sometimes resting can mean just to do this quick exercise for a few cycles of breathing. When the kids scream too loud or the...Read More
Losing a loved one at Christmas time by See Change Ambassador, Nicola Wall My mother died on the 21st of December 2015. She had cancer for many years and had suffered a great deal. Her funeral was the day before Christmas Eve. When a loved one passes away, you always remember how things were...Read More
Impact of physical health on mental wellbeing by See Change Ambassador, Nick Groom It was just before Christmas of last year that I noticed it was becoming more difficult to swallow and there was the very real feeling of an obstruction in my throat. Furthermore, close friends and family had begun noticing a definite change to...Read More
Being a man in the LGBTQIA+ community by See Change Ambassador, Michael Verrecchia My name is Michael Verrecchia, and I’m a mental health ambassador for See Change. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, we are often left with some questions around what are some of the expectations are for men in this community. Plenty of men like myself will...Read More
Life as a Farmer by See Change Ambassador, Patrick Hipwell During November we are focusing on men’s voices as they speak openly about their mental health. We often have a certain view and expectation of what it means to be a man. This month we want to show the many different types of men there...Read More
Big Boys Don’t Cry by See Change Ambassador, Adrian Yeates Big boys don’t cry You can’t be a man with a tear in your eye. Big boys always win Anything less should feel like a sin. Big boys are tall and strong They’re always right and never wrong. Big boys are...Read More
Look at me and what do you see? by See Change Ambassador, Keith Dore Look at me and what do you see? Listen to me and what do you hear? A 6’5”, 110kg strong Irishman. A Firefighter. If you really saw me for who I am and really listened to my truth, you may never...Read More
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