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See Change video tackles old mental health cliches

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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 […]

Anti-Anxiety Strategies

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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 . […]

Pre-Budget Statement By Voluntary Groups

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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 […]

Seechange Parking Day, September 20th, 2013

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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 […]

Online support for your mental health

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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 […]

Let’s get Ireland talking about mental health this May 2013

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Video from highlighting the need to talk about mental health.

Volunteer Testimonial showing the work done by the Befriending Scheme-

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

… 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 […]

Coroner calls for national Suicide Campaign

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012   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.

North Dublin Befriending Service AGM

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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 .

Currently not recruiting for volunteers

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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 […]