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Men’s Experience
Being a Father by Johnny Hunt   See Change Ambassador, Johnny Hunt, shares his experiences of fatherhood as a person who also experiences a mental health difficulty.   If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: phil@shine.ie Samaritans: 116123...
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    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...
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     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...
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  ‘The in-between is mine I am mine’ (Pearl Jam)  by See Change Ambassador, Eamonn Moloney So, it’s January, a New Year and a chance to focus on yourself. A chance to check in on your self-care plan and how you look after you.  First thing to note, please remember that self-care is not selfish, remember airlines tell us in an emergency to put our...
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  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...
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  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...
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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...
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  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...
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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...
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