Little Things is a new mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign from the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention. See Change was one of over 20 organisations working in partnership on the campaign and you can check out our ambassador Úna sharing her experience in story animation below. The campaign has three messages to share:
We all experience life’s storms – the day to day difficulties that are an ordinary, everyday part of life, like stress, grief, feeling down, worried, anxious
There are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel, and how you cope
You can find out more about the #littlethings and about mental wellbeing on yourmentalhealth.ie, or call the Samaritans on 116123 for a listening ear.
As part of the Little Things campaign, three generous people have shared their experience of life’s storms, and what #littlethings worked for them in getting through those tough times. Úna, Robert and Alan’s stories have been animated into 40’ TV and Radio adverts and will be widely shared throughout the campaign.
- Una’s Story and her #littlethings https://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Alan’s Story and his #littlethings https://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Robert’s Story and his #littlethings https://www.youtube.com/watch?
New online resource:
www.yourmentalhealth.ie is a new online resource that contains the most comprehensive online database of mental health support services ever developed in Ireland. The site is a place to learn about mental health, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we feel. Services are searchable by both location and topic and this new interactive online resource is mobile, tablet and desktop friendly.
The Little Things:
So, what are the #littlethings? The #littlethings are acts of self-care that are proven to help us feel better and get through tough times. This is about you finding what works for you.
Talking about your problems
Doing things with others
Staying in touch
Drinking less alcohol
Looking out for others