16
Dec

Losing a loved one at Christmas time By Nicola Wall

  Losing a loved one at Christmas time  by See Change Ambassador, Nicola Wall My mother died on the 21st of December 2015. She had cancer for many years and had suffered a great deal. Her funeral was the day before Christmas Eve. When a loved one passes away, you always remember how things were...
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25
Nov

Keep Going By Johnny Hunt

                                                            Keep Going                                              ...
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25
Nov

Impact of physical health on mental wellbeing By Nick Groom

  Impact of physical health on mental wellbeing by See Change Ambassador, Nick Groom It was just before Christmas of last year that I noticed it was becoming more difficult to swallow and there was the very real feeling of an obstruction in my throat. Furthermore, close friends and family had begun noticing a definite change to...
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18
Nov

Being a man in the LGBTQIA+ community By Michael Verrecchia

  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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12
Nov

Life as a farmer By Patrick Hipwell

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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04
Nov

Big Boys Don’t Cry By Adrian Yeates

  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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04
Nov

Look at me and what do you see? By Keith Dore

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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28
Oct

Black History Month by Blessing Dada

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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30
Sep

Six Tips on Campaigning for Social Change by Shari McDaid

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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