A Day in the Life of My Self Care Plan by See Change Ambassador, Aisling For me, my self care plan is integral to keeping well. Over the holidays it’s easy to get out of the routine that keeps me well and although I’m learning to lean into the spontaneity and flexibility as...Read More
‘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...Read More
Make 2022 the Year for You by See Change Ambassador, Lauren Gaffney And so, a new year begins. January is here, and it can be challenging to beat the winter blues and get stuck in on those new year resolutions that seem to be flooding social media feeds and newspaper articles. Daily life...Read More
Panic Attacks at Christmas by See Change Ambassador, Becky Meenaghan A few Christmases ago I found myself physically, mentally and emotionally unwell. I had little to no energy and anything that I took part in seemed like an uphill struggle. I didn’t know at the time that what I was experiencing was anxiety, panic attacks...Read More
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: email@example.com 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
The Connection Between Mental Health and Physical Health by See Change Ambassador, Aisling For me my mental health experience has always been strongly related to my physical health. It took me a long time to establish this link as I was so in my head that I became disconnected from my body, its...Read More
Don’t Let Self-care Become a Chore by See Change Ambassador, Zoe Forde Three years after my diagnosis with depression, it was time to start living with my mental illness, not just survive it. Up to then my journey had been a balance of medication and therapy to find the right combination that worked for...Read More
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