We’ve all heard them..most of us have said them..but today the See Change partnership have launched a new video tackling those old mental health clichés that are really quite unhelpful when supporting someone who is going through a tough time. Stigma breeds silence around mental health so people don’t seek help which makes the experience […]
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Be mindful of how you communicate with and about yourself, as negative thoughts can be self-fulfilling. When you find yourself worrying needlessly, take action to counterbalance unproductive thoughts. See your anxiety as a little child, Imagine talking to it like an adult talking to a child. Reassure it, and your negative self-talk can decrease . […]
The Care Alliance Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Irish Rural Link, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, National Youth Council of Ireland and The Wheel call on Government to produce a cross-departmental strategy for sustaining key public services in the areas of healthcare, disabilities and services for carers. We are making this call on behalf of […]
See Change is Ireland’s national programme working to change minds about mental health problems in Ireland. Park(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into temporary parks or installations with a mission to reclaim public space in favour of more people-friendly streets, promoting creativity, civic […]
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is a safe place to listen, share and be heard. If you think you’ve tried everything, think again. Some people find contacting an online forum easier than ringing a helpline. Elefriends is run by the British mental health charity MIND. It started as […]
Video from GreenRibbon.ie highlighting the need to talk about mental health.
… My two befriendees, are in a very different place now to when i first met them. Both were characterised then by a nervous, apologetic approach to dealing with others and very lacking in confidence. This is where the matching service. i.e. yourself and the others in the Befriending team, showed great judgement in pairing them […]
http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0312/suicide.html Similar the campaign of that of the Road Safety Authority, there is a need for an awareness of Suicide and an increase in the funding allocated towards Suicide prevention.
The Annual General Meeting of the North Dublin Befriending Service will take place on Tuesday 3rd April at 6pm in Connolly Norman House, 224 North Circular Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 .
We currently have too many volunteers on our books (which is a good complaint) but this means we are not in a position to recruit and train more people at the moment. Due to funding and staffing restriction we cannot take any more matches on as we would not be able to continue to provide […]
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