Catch up on all the mental health information and stories of lived experience from WIMS Live.
WIMS Live 2022 has been all about shining a light on some mental health difficulties that are less talked about or less understood, such as psychosis, personality disorders, and bipolar disorder.
Throughout the week of the campaign, we're sharing brand new videos and expert information from clinicians in St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS); personal stories of mental health journeys and recovery from people who have gone through challenges themselves; and much more.
You can see all the content from our 2022 WIMS Live programme below.
Sharing lived experience
We kicked the week off with a live launch event on World Mental Health Day, hosted by RTÉ's Jan Ní Fhlanagáin. The event focused on hearing from mental health advocate Charlotte Frorath; SeeChange ambassador Gary Anderson; and former Dublin GAA minor and Under 21s hurler, Cormac Ryan.
On Day One of WIMS Live, we focused on bipolar disorder.
Watch | What is bipolar disorder?
Sean Lonergan, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with SPMHS, explains what bipolar disorder is, what its symptoms are, and what kinds of support are available.Watch our video on bipolar disorder
Day Two of WIMS Live gave us the opportunity to explore personality disorders.
Watch | What is a personality disorder?
Hear from Dr Sorcha McManus, a consultant psychiatrist with SPMHS, on what having a personality disorder means, what the main signs of a personality disorder are, and what supports are available.Watch a video on personality disorders
Eating disorders came under the spotlight on Day Three of WIMS Live.
Watch | What is an eating disorder?
Tosin Adebayo, a psychiatric nurse in SPMHS, explains what an eating disorder is, gives an overview of some of the most common eating disorders, and points to supports and information available.Watch our video on eating disorders
Read | Finding a way back from an eating disorder
Cormac Ryan is a physiotherapist and former Dublin GAA Under 21 hurler. He reflects on his experience of living with and recovering from an eating disorder, and shares a message of hope with others going through an eating disorder.See Cormac's story here
Psychosis and schizophrenia
For Day Four of WIMS Live, we looked at psychosis and schizophrenia.
Watch | What is psychosis?
Dr Séamus O'Ceallaigh, Consultant Psychiatrist with SPMHS, explores psychosis and schizophrenia, including the main signs and symptoms, what treatment looks like, and how recovery is possible.Watch a video on psychosis
Youth mental health
Day Five of WIMS Live was all about exploring youth mental health. Adolescence is an important time for personal development but also a time when mental health difficulties can emerge for the first time, including some of those we explored through WIMS Live. We looked at what that experience for young people can be like, and encouraged young people to reach out if they need help: remember, recovery is possible.
Watch | Exploring youth mental health
Dr Aoife Gordon and Dr Ciara O'Connor of the Willow Grove Adolescent Unit in SPMHS take a look at some of the mental health difficulties young people can experience and the kinds of supports that can help.Watch our video on youth mental health
Read | Dealing with anxiety and depression as a young person
Grace Mongey Gernon was diagnosed with anxiety and depression when she was 17 years old. Since then, she's learned a lot about her mental health to know how to better understand and manage how she's feeling.See Grace's mental health journey
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