Women’s History Month by Claire Kane

  Women’s History Month: 5 ways Carrie Fisher obliterated mental health stigma  by See Change Ambassador, Claire Kane     Carrie Fisher was a bold mental health advocate that all of us can take inspiration from     When prompted to write something about a woman in history who advocated for mental health, the first name...
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Roles by Lucie Kavanagh

Roles by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh   “Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s”. Mary Schmich  I don’t think my Grandmother’s life story would...
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In Their Words: Jess

If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: phil@shine.ie   Samaritans: 116123   Pieta House: 1800 247 247   YourMentalHealth.ie: 1800 742 444
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In Their Words: Johnny

  If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: phil@shine.ie   Samaritans: 116123   Pieta House: 1800 247 247   YourMentalHealth.ie: 1800 742 444
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The Impact of Open and Clear Communication by Jess McCaul

The Impact of Open and Clear Communication by See Change Ambassador, Jess McCaul   How many times have you found yourself on the receiving end of the ‘Hey! How are you?’ Irish special, and responded without hesitation ‘good, thanks how are you?’, when maybe you weren’t so good. Maybe you needed to say ‘you know what? I’m not okay...
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Needs by Lucie Kavanagh

Needs by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh   “Sometimes you can have everything you want but fail to achieve anything you need.”  ― Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey    In my social care worker days, I supported a man who, let’s call him James, was terrified of dogs.  James didn’t communicate verbally so he...
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Mindful Communication by Cathy Shah

Mindful Communication by See Change Ambassador, Cathy Shah     In the fast-paced world we all live in today, the art of true listening and mindful communication has become lost in a flurry of instant text messages, rushed emails, awkward video chats and an addiction to daily doses of social media’s instant gratification pill.  Finding...
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Goals and Recovery by Aisling

Goals and Recovery by See Change Ambassador, Aisling   Goals can be helpful and important to help us grow and change in a direction we want to, but the pressure of ‘New Year Resolutions’ can be unhelpful. In my experience, especially as a bit of a perfectionist, is that goals that involve me putting too much...
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Don’t Let Self-Care Become a Chore

Don’t Let Self-care Become a Chore by See Change Ambassador, Zoe Forde   Three years after my diagnosis with depression, it was time to start living with my mental illness, not just survive it.   Up to then my journey had been a balance of medication and therapy to find the right combination that worked for...
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