Green Ribbon Orders Update

Due to technical difficulties, green ribbon orders can no longer be placed via our website. To order 100 or more green ribbons for your organisations, please send the following information to info@seechange.ie: Name Address (including Eir Code) Phone number Quantity of ribbons Alternatively, you can pick up FREE green ribbons at participating Boots stores, Eir...
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Green Ribbon 2021 Event Videos

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Green Ribbon events throughout the month of September! We are looking forward to sharing the recordings of both launch events and the weekly panel discussion shortly. These will be available on the events section of our website. Please keep an eye on the events section for...
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Exclusion by Sonia Moloney

Understanding Exclusion by See Change Ambassador, Sonia Moloney   As I sit down to write this, I feel a sense of discomfort. Because while I can say exclusion happens less and less, it still happens.   I’ve been through feeling excluded and, to be honest, it is one of the worst things you can go through. Exclusion in my...
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Understanding Exclusion by Blessing Dada

Understanding Exclusion by See Change Ambassador, Blessing Dada   What is exclusion and what does it mean to me? People (in general) with mental illness(s) have a high risk of living socially excluded from the mainstream society. In most developed countries, substantial disparities exist in access to mental health services for black and minority ethnic...
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Guilt – by Lucie Kavanagh

Guilt by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh “Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name...
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Shame: A distorted word with clear consequences – by Rick Rossiter

Shame: A distorted word with clear consequences by See Change Ambassador, Rick Rossiter Shame is a loaded word that can be implied, laid upon or self-directed towards a person for any number of reasons. It is a word that, by just adding one or more words within a sentence or extending the word itself, can bring its...
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Othering by Sinéad Keating

Othering by See Change Ambassador, Sinéad Keating I used to think that stigma was clear, that it was saying that mental illness doesn’t exist, people should just make an effort, think positively, calling others with mental illness crazy etc. Over several years after my diagnosis of Bipolar 2, I began to realise that stigma was...
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Being an LGBTQIA+ Ally by Jen Ronan

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

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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