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    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...
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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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    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...
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      Looking After Yourself in the New Year  by See Change Ambassador, Aisling Heavey   Self-care is a phrase that is thrown out a lot these days and is something that has a different meaning for everyone. Getting into a self-care routine doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy and can be...
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Living with Bipolar Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Bernadette Crawford “Life can be fairly chaotic living with Bipolar disorder. Struggling through the lows of depression and the highs of mania.  However, through it all I attempt to stay on the ‘bus’ of life, maintain my self-care and eventually it all passes and I live a...
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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...
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  Mental Health in the Workplace by See Change Ambassador, Bernadette Crawford   With 3 in 10 of us experiencing mental health issues, today more so than ever before, being able to openly discuss mental health is really essential. Look around your office – 3 in 10, that’s quite a lot of people. In a department of 40 people that’s...
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Needs by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh   “Sometimes you can have everything you want but fail to achieve anything you need.”  ― Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey    In my social care worker days, I supported a man who, let’s call him James, was terrified of dogs.  James didn’t communicate verbally so he...
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(audio recording of piece below) Covid-19 By Nick Groom “When we suffer from poor mental health, one of the last things we sometimes want to hear is, “Sure there are a lot of people feeling like that…” Not only can it feel very isolating, it can feel very dismissive too; that somehow what we are feeling...
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                              Tim O’Connor is a See Change ambassador from Limerick. He is a mental health advocate and also works in the mental health sector. After years of working in other job’s, Tim has found his work in mental health the most...
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