Men’s Health Week by Adrian Yeates As a man in his fifties, I sometimes find myself rather confused about who I really am. It’s not my age per se that is at issue, but rather the shifting sands of what it is to be a man in modern society. During my upbringing in...Read More
Let’s talk about: Ridicule, judgement and rejection This week we are looking at the shame triggers that are ridicule, judgement and rejection. Shame triggers are moments that cause you to feel shame. They can be caused by another person or circumstance, or by perceived shame, which is when you believe that you have been shamed...Read More
Food By Lucie Kavanagh “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs...Read More
It’ a Shame By Adrian Yeates Oh my God, how did it get to this? How did things get so bad, what did I miss? I can’t believe how quickly I’ve gone to pot, Why didn’t I do more to stop the rot? I’m a total failure, an imposter, a charlatan! To...Read More
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...Read More
G.F.K By Adrian Yeates Adrian has been an Ambassador since 2018 and shares his experience of managing his depression and anxiety while working a high pressure job. Adrian speaks of mental health and the stigma associated, and has been an important part of helping us open conversations in various workplaces. Listen to Adrian...Read More
Dark Thoughts in Daylight “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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