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'Flights of Hope' archive.

Personal stories of Hope and Inspiration about mental wellness.

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Please scroll down to read messages of inspiration from real people in the Southern Trust area who have lived experience of challenges to mental wellbeing.

Whether in the community or through professional help, each has found supports or tools to help deal with the stresses, anxieties and issues that came with that.


These are the positive and hopeful things they want to share with you.


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Stories of Encouragement        Stories of Hope         Ways to share your own stories

Seán Maguire was born in Belfast. He lives in Newry County Down. His previous publications include Harvest Soul, (Sessyu Press) 1998. For Those Left Behind 2017, History Tomorrow, 2006.

His work has appeared in a range of print and online publications.

Seán’s poem Circles

was written exclusively for the Mental Health Forum’s new book Flights of Hope. He has written extensively about depression and PTSD. Seán is a professional member of The Irish Writers Centre in Dublin. His next collection of poetry, Feeling Gravity’s Pull is due out in the Spring of 2023.

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