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Any bloke struggling can get help – Samaritans

Two in five men aged 20-59 in England, Scotland and Wales don’t seek support when they need to, because they prefer to solve their own problems. If you’re feeling low or struggling to cope, it’s okay. Call us free, on 116 123 or on our Welsh language line 0808 164 0123. _ _ _ _ …
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Coping with change – Samaritans

When you go off to sixth form, college or uni, or look for a job, it’s common to feel a bit lost and lonely. So it’s good to have some ideas about how you’ll look after yourself. With special thanks to Samaritans of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, who funded this animation. _ …
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How to support someone who is self-harming – Samaritans

It can be distressing or worrying if you think someone you care for has self-harmed. There are some things you can do to help support them.
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St Patrick’s Mental Health: Mental Health Support Systems

When you’re going through or recovering from a mental health difficulty, knowing you have a group of people to support you can be a huge boost and reassurance. Family, friends and carers can be there to listen, to share, and to help you recognise when you might need some extra support. You might also find …
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Benefits of Journaling | Wellbeing Session

Journaling is the practice of keeping a diary or journal that explores your thoughts and feelings around the events of your life. It can be a really useful tool for stress reduction, self-knowledge, emotional healing and more. Dr Declan Lyons, Consultant Psychiatrist at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, takes us through the power of journaling …
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Taking Time Out | Observing Our Thoughts

Our mind likes to travel through time: it jumps into the future and pops back to the past. Dr Claire O’Driscoll Lawrie of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services leads us through an exercise in which we take a few minutes to observe where our mind goes. Take a few minutes out just for you and …
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Taking Time Out | Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise

Progressive muscle relaxation is a practice that helps to reduce high emotion in your body by having you tense and then relax every muscle. Take some time out for your wellbeing to enjoy this practice, guided by Dr Claire O’Driscoll Lawrie of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. For more wellbeing activities and practices, subscribe to …
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Grow Mental Health in One Word

What a difficult but wonderful task! Our members try to sum up Grow Mental Health in one word for World Mental Health Week 2021!
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Grow Mental Health | Step 12 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

In the last step of this wonderful series, Seasoned Grower Jonathan Mullen recounts living with schizophrenia, isolation, bipolar, and depression, and explains how he used Step 12, ‘We carried Grow’s message to others in need’ to help others on his journey.
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Grow Mental Health | Step 11 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

Seasoned Grower Carina tells us about how her health and wellbeing was impacted by family issues, suicide, and grief, and how she used Step 11; ‘We grew daily closer to maturity’ to get her life back on track.
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Grow Mental Health | Step 10 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

In this special Pride Edition of our 12-Step series, Becky Harold shares her empowering story of transitioning gender with Síle Tracey and discusses how Grow Mental Health and the LGBTQI+ community helped her along the way.
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