Jamie Harrington is an 18 year old community activist from Ballymun in north Dublin, became heavily involved in his community from a very early age and developed a love for arts and music through this, At the age of 13 Jamie was running community clean ups and music events in his local youth centre (BRYR).
In just two years he has racked up a whooping 25,000 followers on Facebook for his comedy videos, you can find Jamie’s Facebook profile here. Jamie makes guest appearances in teenage discos all over Ireland and has become an internet sensation in recent months through his videos. In 2013 he became involved in TeenLine Ireland where he was an ambassador for 4 years, within those 4 years Jamie won many awards but the one that stand out the most is The Rotary International Young citizen of 2015.
He is now travelling Ireland and further talking to young people about how its ok not to be ok and its absolutely ok to ask for help and also talking about his own journey with mental health and this inspirational story
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What People Say about Jamie
Read what other people have said about Jamie
25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
“Your interactions and messages to the audience were so important and it meant they were really lucky to be able to hear about your work and your ideas. As I said on the day, it was the first time I had seen you do a full session and I was blown away by your style and message. The input you gave was so appropriate for this group of young people and you left a very strong and positive imprint on all who saw you”. Dr. Niall Muldoon Children’s Ombudsman Ireland
Kate Cullen, Executive Assistant Mylan Healthcare
“Jamie joined us in Mylan Pharmaceutical, Northern Cross for World Mental Health Day 2017. From the moment Jamie arrived he was impressively professional and making friends immediately. Prepared with his presentation and relating to a group of 100+ staff (pulling plenty of laughs in an otherwise serious subject), we were really really pleased with his work!! Jamie has a great message, spirit and joy about him… and is truly an all ‘round lovely individual. It would be great to see him again and given the staff feedback, we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to spread the message of positive mental health.”
Sarah Gleeson,Guidance Counsellor The Bish Galway
Jamie spoke to our second year students to kick off Positive Mental Health Week. Over the years, we have had many guest speakers in to address our students but I can honestly say that I have never had a speaker before who engaged so well with the students. He was honest, raw and to the point. Jamie is a passionate advocate of positive mental health. He uses his own experiences to ground his talks and the students really responded to him.
Teachers also commented on the importance of what he had to say, his engaging personality, his wit and humour. My students said afterwards that they did not feel he was lecturing them. They felt he was honest and direct, something which is often absent in talks on mental health. Jamie is someone I admire and, having listened to him, I know many of my students feel the same. I would strongly encourage other schools to hear him speak.