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THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT #WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY MESSAGE: EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY TO SOLVING NI’S CHRONIC MENTAL ILL HEALTH PROBLEM For #world mental health day Professor Siobhan O’Neill, NI’s Mental Health Champion has written to all Northern Ireland’s political party leaders, to ask them to make clear commitments in their manifestoes, to provide full funding…
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The Dreaded ‘M’ Word

TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER If anyone has ever seen “My Fair Lady” or read Pygmalion, they will know that in teaching Eliza Doolittle how to behave appropriately in polite society, she is told that the safe topics of conversation are the weather and everybody’s health. Even if you haven’t, that’s got to sound familiar to…
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What Are You On?

At some point in time, we all have to take medication from the Doctor to make us feel better. We explain our symptoms and medical professionals make the best choice as to what drugs would help to cure or manage our illness. Some drugs, or groups of drugs are well known…. Pain killers, antibiotics and…
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Awareness is good, action is better.

I was a smoker for about 15 years. I finally stopped for the umpteenth and FINAL time 3 weeks ago. For 15 years I was very aware that it was not good for me, I was reminded all the time by non-smoking (or worse reformed ex-smoking) family and friends, every cigarette packet I picked up…oh…
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Why the Hummingbird?

Anyone who knows me will know that I love to talk to people about who we are and what we do at the Hummingbird Project. First and foremost, it is because I’m proud of the change that we inspire in others and passionate about spreading the word, because we keep getting told that we have…
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