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Inspiring Irish animation urges you to be aware of negative thoughts

The cartoons are aimed at promoting positive mental health.

A SERIES OF animations from the youth website SpunOut.ie are urging people to be aware of negative thoughts and mental health.

The series, called Ditch The Monkey, has been created by Irish animator Eoin Duffy.

The episodes see the characters plagued by a small monkey before banishing the unwelcome thoughts and endeavouring to staying connected with the world around them.

Source: SpunOut.ie Media/YouTube

Source: SpunOut.ie Media/YouTube

The series also focuses on the benefits of contributing to society, good health and accepting yourself for who you are.

Source: SpunOut.ie Media/YouTube

Source: SpunOut.ie Media/YouTube

Source: SpunOut.ie Media/YouTube

The ads were debuted in some cinemas last night, and the hashtag #DitchTheMonkey is currently trending on Twitter.

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