My name is Marie Duffy, and for the past few years I have been involved as a youth advisor to youth organisations such as www.spunout.ie and Headstrong (The National Centre for Youth Mental Health).
During this time I have attended and spoken at many conferences on youth mental health, and it is a subject I am extremely passionate about. As someone who comes from a rural area in Donegal, I know how difficult it is to find information on local mental health services, not to mention the difficulty in actually accessing them.
Talking to young people I realised that many of them wanted information specific to Donegal, but mostly they wanted practical advice on how they could help manage stress levels so they didn’t have to attend a doctor. Those who did attend a doctor spoke of their shock at being given a prescription, but yet no practical advice on how to feel better.
So I decided to start a blog called Unwind Your Mind in which other young people would speak of what they did to de-stress.
As afterall, who knows what will help young people achieve wellbeing, than young people themselves?
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