10 2023

  • “I’m finally feeling positive about life” – Wayne’s story

    Wayne has been experiencing anxiety, depression and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) for the last 15 years. After using mental health services, opening up to his support network and exercising more regularly, he has been able to enjoy life despite his illnesses.

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  • Feeling lonely in the mental health conversation - Rachel's story

    In this blog, Rachel, who lives with borderline personality disorder, tells us about the disconnect between society’s conversation about mental health, and her own lived experience of mental illness.

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  • “A men’s football peer support group helps me thrive” – James’ story

    James talks about attending a peer support group for men who enjoy playing football and struggle with mental health issues. He reflects on how his physical health has improved, the value of peer support and the friendships he’s made along the way.

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  • Living with menopause - Ginger’s story

    In this blog, Ginger reflects on her experiences with menopause. She explores the stigma around menopause, the difficulty the symptoms have been for her mental health and how she overcomes her low days.

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  • “From 13th August, my life changed” – Nick’s story

    After experiencing a violent assault, Nick was left with a deep, life-changing depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury. Even though he contemplated suicide numerous times, Nick is still here fighting for justice and a better life.

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  • “Reaching out was the best thing I’ve ever done” – Patrick’s story

    Patrick, a clinical psychologist, reflects on his own experience of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and psychosis. He sheds light on the enduring impact adverse childhood trauma can have and how he has managed to build his life back up.

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