Archive | February, 2019

Things you can do when having a bad day – a short animation by GAMH Young Carers #ageandwellbeing

The third instalment of mental health animations from GAMH Young Carers as part of our #ageandwellbeing series. This time they’re sharing some straightforward yet effective tips for making a bad day better. You can watch all of the group’s short mental health animations on our playlist.

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“My inner self hasn’t changed much since then. I’m still trying to understand” – The Intuitive Gardener on age and wellbeing

A post from our Community Correspondent The Intuitive Gardener If I was offered a magic pill and go back to being sixteen, there’s no way I’d take it. Back then, I hated everything about myself. I remember feeling very confused and looking for answers in all the wrong places. In a way, my inner self […]

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“Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides” – Another animation from GAMH Young Carers

Our current Mind Waves theme is age and wellbeing and we were recently very lucky to work in partnership with GAMH Young Carers group. The young people spent some time exploring the things in life which help them to manage their mental health. We supported them to take the lead on making some animations to […]

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“Listen to your dreams, you know the ones” – wisdom on age and wellbeing from Community Correspondent Robert

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our age and wellbeing series. If I could retain the wisdom I’ve gleaned since then, I’d go back to being sixteen in a flash! I’d be better able to defend myself from life, while retaining my inner sense of self-belief. I think there are […]

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“I would definitely take the gift of empathy to my 16 year old self. The financial and emotional issues I’ve experienced have made me more open-minded” #debtawarenessweek2019

Our project assistant Marie shares her own experience of debt and mental health as part of our Age and Wellbeing series. One question our volunteers and training participants have been considering as part of our latest theme is ‘if you could take a magic pill and go back to being 16 would you take it?‘ […]

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Working together to improve young people’s mental health – a guest post from Professor Lisa McDaid

As part of our age and wellbeing theme – and of course for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek – we are delighted to feature a guest blog by Professor Lisa McDaid. You can find out more about membership of the TRIUMPH Network on their website and follow them on Twitter @TRIUMPHnetwork. One in eight children and young people experience […]

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“Opening up makes all the difference. It takes away the nightmares.” John’s Story #TimeToTalk

Recently our Community Correspondents interviewed each other as part of our age and wellbeing series. John has a powerful story to share, emphasising that it’s never to late to seek support and talk about mental health. #TimeToTalk I feel good in my sixties. It’s only in the last seven years that I’ve been able to […]

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