“One thing I’ve had to tell myself, is that it’s okay to do nothing”

    Minding your Mental Health During COVID19 By Abigail McDonnell   See Change Ambassador Abigail McDonnell shares what she’s been doing to mind her mental health during this challenging time, when she finds herself going from leading a busy life to slowing things down. Watch the video above and show Abigail your support If...
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“How we are right now and how we are getting through is perfectly fine. If we’re healthy and safe, that’s the thing that matters”

Size By Lucie Kavanagh   “Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.  I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me  JK Rowling    There’s a meme...
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“No matter how bad things seem, there is always something good to be found”

  G.F.K By Adrian Yeates Adrian has been an Ambassador since 2018 and shares his experience of managing his depression and anxiety while working a high pressure job. Adrian speaks of mental health and the stigma associated, and has been an important part of helping us open conversations in various workplaces.   Listen to Adrian...
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“In order to help others, I need to help myself”

  Adjusting the lens of my self care By Sandra Dillon Sandra Dillon is a See Change Ambassador who holds stigma reduction close to her heart. A supporting figure in her community, Sandra helps her local area by making talking about mental health an everyday conversation. She dedicates her time to the Finglas Suicide Network...
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“There’s a bigger picture at play here, but that doesn’t mean mental illness stops just because we’re at war with an invisible enemy”

  Mental Illness & Corona Virus By Jess McCaul Managing my mental health over the last few weeks has been nothing short of tricky. The coronavirus pandemic has come along and uprooted my life in a way that I only ever saw in my worst nightmares. Everything I was told could never possibly happen, has,...
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Stay Safe. Stay Connected.

Stay Safe. Stay Connected.By Rick Rossiter Rick Rossiter See Change Ambassador, is a mental health advocate, a father and someone who experiences bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. He dedicates his time to helping educate others on the experience of living with a mental health difficulty. In this video, Rick shares some important reminders as...
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“At 35 weeks pregnant my level of exercise is getting from the couch to the bathroom all by myself”

  Self-Care During a Global Pandemic By Sinéad Keating “When I initially thought about writing something for Green Ribbon 2020 I had presumed it would be centred around being pregnant with twins while having bipolar disorder. That experience alone has been overwhelming in a way I never could have imagined. But having that same experience in the...
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“Each day seems like a boring Bank Holiday Monday.”

(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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“Sometimes I think I’ll explode from all the times I’ve stopped myself getting angry.”

  “I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.”                                                                                                             – Temple Grandin   I worked for almost 20 years as a social care worker.  Despite what people tactfully call the...
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