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  • Its OK to Talk!! By Siobhán Brady
  • What is Mental Health?• Feeling good about ourselves• Being positive• Being about to work effectively• Being able to carry out daily activities• Being resilient06/11/2012 2
  • A Mental Health problem• When our beliefs, thoughts or feelings affect our day to day activities in a negative way• People tend to feel and think in a different way from how they usually do when they are experiencing a mental health problem06/11/2012 3
  • Mental Health problems• Depression• Anxiety• OCD• Eating Disorders• Schizophrenia• PTSD• Psychosis• And there are many more06/11/2012 4
  • Stigma• Many people think stigma is just associated with just mental illness.• It is associated with mental health in general.• Too many people do not want to talk about mental health because it is such a taboo subject.06/11/2012 5
  • See Change• See Change is a national programme working to raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental health.• They are working with a number of different partners to make more people aware.• They are working towards creating a positive attitude towards mental health.• #makearipple www.seechange.ie06/11/2012 6
  • Think Big• Think Big is a programme designed by O2 and Headstrong to enable young people to do projects in their community that make a difference to young peoples mental health.• www.o2thinkbig.ie06/11/2012 7
  • Label jars not people• Mental health yeah thats right we are all about promoting positive mental health among young and old.• Not many people talk about mental health, it’s a taboo subject and we want to change that.• We want to reduce the stigma, help charities associated with mental heath and we want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.06/11/2012 8
  • • We are a group of five teenagers from Celbridge.• We are working in conjunction with Think Big Ireland who is going to support us and help make our project a success.06/11/2012 9
  • Make a difference• Make a difference in your local area by making a ripple• Spread the word about mental health in your local area by talking to your friends and family is making a ripple• Do something you feel comformtable with to get the conversation started about mental health.06/11/2012 10
  • Need a hand?• If you ever need to have a chat to someone there are many places offering support such as:• Samaritans - 1850 60 90 90• Aware- 1890 303 302• Console-01 8685232• Belong- 01 670 6223• Teen Between- 1800 30319106/11/2012 11
  • 06/11/2012 12