How to support a friend who is struggling: By Jenny

Often when a friend tells us that they are feeling a bit down, or have recently been diagnosed with a mental health issue, it’s difficult to know what to say or do. It’s an automatic reaction to panic, and avoid talking about the issue. However that friend will often have confided in you for a

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Dealing with Trolls: By Nicole

Everyone has different views and opinions on the way the world works. This is something you basically learn in school. But when it comes to the online world, somehow, some people feel that they have the right to say whatever they want to others, and in some cases, will go out of their way to

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Why Maysen is Walking from Cork to Donegal…

Can we all just take a second to appreciate Maysen Forbes, who is currently walking 560 miles from the bottom to the top of Ireland, to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health Ireland. Maysen, who has suffered with “anxiety, depression and self-harm” in the past, is just over half way through her monster hike, which

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How to Win at Life

Winning at life basically comes down to a combination of hard work, timing and luck. In order to get to where we want to be, and to have a happy and fulfilled existence, we really need the planets to all collide in our favour, right? Well yes, kinda. But life also involves making a series

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Why I Shared my Story: By Ash

Last week, at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards, the lights went dim, and Aisling’s video was shared across three massive screens with 600 strangers. Her honesty and bravery blew the entire audience away on the night, and since then, over 6 thousand (and still rising) people have watched it on the SEI Facebook page. The

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What do these pictures tell you?

In honour of World Mental Health Day, here’s a little thought by Abigail… What do you see in these pictures? If I asked you, you’d probably say a happy carefree girl from the looks of it. And yeah, if i saw photos like these of someone else I’d probably say the same. But you never

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The 21 day mindfulness challenge. Join us?

This week is Mental Health week in Ireland.  Not sure about you lot, but we’ve been wrecked lately. Back to college, the evenings are bet, we’re all skint, and our to-do lists are getting longer and longer. As a group we’ve all decided to do a 21 day mindfulness challenge, in order to get more

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5 ways to look after your mental health: By Megan

Mental Health Week is on from October 9th – October 14th 2017, with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday October 10th. Having a full week dedicated to mental health awareness is a huge step in educating people on all aspects of what mental health entails. Mental Health Ireland are promoting ‘5 Steps to Wellbeing’ over

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Our Visit to The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  TRIGGER WARNING: If you might be upset or affected by discussions on rape or sexual assault, maybe give this one a miss. This week the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre launched their annual report. Sophie went along to learn about it and report back. Here’s what she learned about the amazing work they do.. The

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Take The Shona Pledge…

Its nice to be nice isn’t it? We think so. We are so excited to introduce our new pledge, and to invite every one of you to join those who have taken it already. Life as hard and we need to be kind to each other. We also need to be kinder to ourselves and

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5 Things I Wish I Knew about Social Media When I was Younger

Social media is everywhere around us these days – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat… the list is endless. We are all guilty of spending too much time scrolling through the latest posts, or checking how many likes our recent selfie has gotten. But it was when I started to spend hours obsessing over what my friends

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How do we feel about ‘Ever, Jane’?

When it comes to boys and girls, we feel its not sexist to observe that, in general, boys are more into computer games than girls. You could say that girls are too busy fighting for body autonomy and breaking glass ceilings. It might also be true to say that, in general, women are more into

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Consent: Its simple really…

There is so much discussion about consent in the ether lately, and if you talk around a subject for long enough, you’ll manage to make it more complicated than it actually is. Its actually quite simple, every man, woman and child should have complete ownership of their own body, and nobody has the right to

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A masterclass in shutting down sexism

We see it all the time. Women who are smart, capable, and highly accomplished being reduced to ornaments during interviews. Instead of being asked about their work, they are asked about either a) what they are wearing or b) who they are dating. Here’s a master class in shutting that shit down by your favourites….

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What we learned from GaGa’s Documentary

We all want to know what life will be like when we make it. Everything will be better when… I will be happy when…. I will feel fulfilled when….. Five Foot Two, available to watch now on Netflix, shows us the reality of life for Lady Gaga. Within the first two minutes, Gaga tells the

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Why you can’t miss Missrepresentation: By Katie

‘My List’ on Netflix is full of Netflix originals murder mysteries and ‘Grace & Frankie’, a program I cannot recommend highly enough, by the way! One thing I didn’t know about Netflix was that they have a wide variety of documentaries about feminism and sexism, one intriguing one was ‘Miss Representation’. ‘Miss Representation’ strips down

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Guest Post: The middle space

Alexandra is many wonderful things, and being a member of the trans community is just one of them. She prepared a lovely speech which she was scheduled to deliver in her first public talk today. Unfortunately, her anxiety got in the way. We think what she wrote is important and heartfelt, and worth sharing. This

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A helpful Glossary of sexual terms and words to help you be sound.

LGBTQAI+ – It’s all in the plus 😊 As someone who works in the area of sexuality, I sometimes forget that all of the letters can look like a crazy confusing bowl of alphabetti spaghetti to someone who isn’t so familiar – and that’s OK! As terms evolve and people discover more ways to express

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