John Buckley, mid twenties, Youth Engagement Officer, SpunOut. Hiker, surfer, runner, adventure racer and general adventure sport junkie. See Change ambassador, working to fight stigma in relation to mental health by sharing my experience. Believe we can do better in relation to civic action as citizens in Ireland.
“Be the arrow not the target in everything”
I talk a lot about a number of areas
1.) Civic Engagement and Action – we don’t do this well in Ireland. I want to look at ways we, the citizens of whom Ireland belongs, can actually be the state.
2.)Justice – and what I mean here is not something off Law and Order. But human rights, political engagement, love, working together and what’s innately right
3.) Mental Health – I share my own personal experiences with the hope to fight the block that we have in Irish society to reaching out to get help. We need to see mental health as just health, not as anything different.
4.) Adventures – I love ’em. Get out experience the outside world. Get amongst it
5.) Poems – I kinda write, it’s shite (see what I did there)
6.) LOLs – we need them
It’s about taking control