About Unwind Your Mind

What is Unwind Your Mind?

Unwind Your Mind is a blog by Marie Duffy which discusses all things mental health. Marie is a mental health advocate and blogger who is interested in challenging mental health stigma where she sees it. She has been an advisor to the National centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, Headstrong (now Jigsaw) and has spoken at many conferences both in Ireland and abroad. She is a big believer is service user participation both in the design and delivery of mental health services.

She has a MA in Journalism from the University of Ulster, and has previously written for the The Irish Times, The Journal.ie, The Donegal Democrat, The Irish News, The Letterkenny Post, The Finn Valley Post, The Creeslough View, and Donegal Daily. She was also editor of Ireland’s award-winning National Youth Information website SpunOut.ie from 2012-2017.


You can contact Marie via email on unwindyourmind1@gmail.com



7 thoughts on “About Unwind Your Mind

  1. I find that few things can change my perspective like a really good thought provoking and evocative movie, one which leaves me mulling over lifes great questions in a way that is comforting and which brings me in touch with my feelings.

  2. Walking helps me to destress and blow the cobwebs away. Especially walking with my two dogs on quiet country roads or by the sea.

  3. Guided meditation may help-it did me. Where an experienced meditator guides you through images to help you relax and focus. I’m not good at pure meditation but am getting better at listening to others and it helps me a lot. It’s very relaxing being on a desert island, paddling my canoe or climbing waterfalls in a tropical rain forest!

  4. How do I switch off my mind?
    I have heard about meditation and breathing but I just can’t motivate myself to do that, any practical tips among any of you?

    1. Hi bells, If you check our breathing techniques it might help to follow it by step by step. I think you willfind that it helps if you put your favourite music on at the same time. Hope it helps.

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