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Stigma & Discrimination
See Change hosted its annual Workplace Certification event on Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, to celebrate the organisations that have completed their 6 Step Pledge to changing attitudes towards mental health at work, and find out how we can all keep those important conversations going. The event was hosted by See Change Programmes Leader, Barbara Brennan and...
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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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Black History Month by See Change Ambassador, Blessing Dada   The theme for this year’s Mental Health Week is “Mental Health in an Unequal World.” Thoughts that first come to mind when you read I read these: While the terms equity and equality may sound similar, the implementation of one versus the other can lead...
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Six Tips on Campaigning for Social Change  by See Change Ambassador, Shari McDaid   What would it take to change Irish society so that everyone who had a mental health diagnosis could feel confident that they could pursue their dreams without fear of discrimination? How can you and I make a difference towards this vision? ...
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Being an LGBTQIA+ Ally by See Change Ambassador, Jen Ronan   When I sat down to first write this article, I had a severe case of melty-brain, because at first glance it seems like an ally and an ambassador are too similar to differentiate. But once I shut off the usual anxious sirens in my brain that kick off...
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One Dangerous Word   Discrimination can be described as the act of making unjustified and often harmful distinctions between human beings based on the groups, class or categories to which they belong. It doesn’t have to be overt or done on a large scale. It can be as simple as saying one dangerous word.   The...
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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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