Welcome to See Change Sessions with Alittlegail! This podcast created by See Change and hosted by Abigail McDonnell, is all about starting the conversation and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and the difficulties that may come within it.

This week we welcome back Abigail as our host, as she is joined by the wonderful Carrie Deway, A Dublin Based Drag Queen and See Change Ambassador. Carrie speaks to us about the discrimination she has faced, the impact it is had on her and how Drag has helped find her confidence and strength. For the month of June we will be joined by our partner organisations, ambassadors and supporters in order to share the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community.

For more information, visit seechange.ie for more information on mental health stigma.

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LGBTQIA+ Supports:

Equality for Children A campaign for equality for children of LGBT+ parents in Ireland.

Insight Matters LGBTQIA+ Family owned counselling, psychotherapy and wellness centre. Contact 01 891 0703 | 085 203 1487 or info@insightmatters.ie

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) for support and information. For general queries you can contact keeva@teni.ie or office@teni.ie

National LGBT Helpline 1890 929 539 (6.30pm-10.00pm)

Transgender Family Support Line 01 907 3707 (6.00pm-9.00pm)

LGBT.ie for online support, education and information

BelongTo for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) support for young people in Ireland

Helplines:

Call 999 or 112 if you or someone you know is about to harm themselves.

Samaritans Free 24 hour listening service for anyone in distress. FreePhone: 116 123 Email:  jo@samaritans.org.

For free 24/7 support in a crisis, free-text HELLO to 50808.

To avail of Shine Services contact phil@shine.ie or call 01 541 3715