Thanks for showing an interest in supporting the campaign! We'd love your help in spreading the word about the little things we can all do to feel well.
Ways to support the campaign:
We've set up a Facebook page and Twitter account (@littlethingshub) to help people share their #little things. Please like the Facebook page and follow @littlethingshub.
If you have a website or blog, post a link to www.yourmentalhealth.ie and highlight Samaritans’ freecall number 116 123.
Share your tips for feeling well via social media. Encourage others to share their #littlethings too!
Tell your staff, volunteers, service members or users about the campaign and the YourMentalHealth.ie website.
Distribute campaign materials. You can download the campaign materials here. Or you can order printed poster and postcard packs at HealthPromotion.ie.
Suggested Tweet or Facebook post:
What are the #littlethings that you do to help you feel better when you are experiencing a tough time? Yourmentalhealth.ie @littlethingshub
Sample response: My #littlethings are making my kids laugh, sleep, good chats & exercise yourmentalhealth.ie @littlethingshub what are yours @shaneo?
About the campaign:
Little Things is a new mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign from the H.S.E.’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, created in partnership with over 20 organisations. The campaign has three messages to share. We want to increase the number of people who believe and know that the following are true:
We all experience life’s storms – the day to day difficulties that are an ordinary, everyday part of life. Things like stress, grief, feeling down, worried or anxious.
There are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope.
You can find out more about the #littlethings and about mental wellbeing on yourmentalhealth.ie, or call Samaritans on 116 123 for a listening ear.
As part of the Little Things campaign, three generous people have shared their experience of life’s storms, and what #littlethings worked for them in getting through those tough times. Úna, Robert and Alan’s stories have been animated into 40 second videos and will be widely shared throughout the campaign. We also plan to add more stories to our social and website pages over the coming months. Watch the stories here.