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  Being a Father with a Mental Health Difficulty by Johnny Hunt, See Change Ambassador Writing this has been a real challenge for me. My mental health issues do not define who I am as a person or parent I’m just me take it or leave it. When you have your issues to deal with,...
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Invitation to tender: Website Design, Development, Maintenance and Support Services OverviewThe over-arching goal of this RFT is to engage a web design and development partner to assist in the strengthening of Shine’s online presence and positioning within the sector as the national organisation supporting and educating individuals, family members and communities impacted by mental illness...
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    Living with Schizoaffective Disorder by Gary Anderson, See Change Ambassador Fifteen years ago I was a confidant and social person who had a lot of friends who I regularly kept in touch with. I thrived on entertaining them. I was also especially close with my family and I was in contact with them...
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      From the age of 11 Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been a part of me and a part of my life. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I got diagnosed therefore looking back I did not know that what I was experiencing was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I didn’t even...
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    A diagnosis does not always answer the question “Why?”.  by Nick Groome, See Change Ambassador A diagnosis does not always answer the question “Why?”.    I don’t believe, and this is my own personal belief and experience, I don’t believe that EUPD is a mental illness. What I have come to understand through...
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    Living with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador “Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder. You might be diagnosed with a personality disorder if you have difficulties with how you think and feel about yourself and other people. And if these difficulties make it hard to...
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    What could be done to End Mental Health Judgement in the Workplace?  by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador I have written a lot about my experiences of being stigmatised and isolated in the workplace because of having mental health difficulties and it’s interesting to look at my experiences from another point of view. ...
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    Mental Health Judgement in the Workplace by Aisling Heavey, See Change Ambassador Opening up about mental health difficulties in the workplace can be very difficult. Even though I work as a healthcare professional, I’m aware that we are all human, and that we will all make judgements on others.   For me, talking...
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  Judgement by Daniela Ferro, See Change Ambassador We judge and have to judge the world around us on a daily basis. We judge if we can cross the road before the next car, if we should have another piece of chocolate or instead fruit, if the new hair colour of our friend is cute...
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  The New Adventure by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador Autism has been a part of my life since I was fifteen and taken to a local disability service to do some voluntary work. On that day, sitting in the canteen, a woman who stood making a coffee. She was having trouble placing her teaspoon...
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