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Case study, Our services, Real life stories

Friday 1st July

Our Peer Support Groups provide the opportunity to share lived experience of mental health with others who have faced similar experiences. Nik and Bridie sh...

Event, Real life stories

Wednesday 23rd February

Experiences like Jen’s (below) are the inspiration for our STOP Suicide ‘ASKing Saves Lives’ campaign which launches on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Our services, Real life stories

Wednesday 17th November

Being discharged from a mental health inpatient care setting can be a daunting prospect. Jennifer and Michelle share their experiences of the support they r...

Real life stories

Friday 1st October

At 12 years old, Megan faced the heartbreak of losing both of her parents to suicide. Now aged 25 and a mother herself, she is sharing her experiences to ra...

Our services, Real life stories

Monday 23rd August

For Justin Haywood, life had become tough. Undiagnosed mental health problems coupled with life events led to mental health crises. However, Justin's life t...

A lady holding a litter picker next to a shopping trolley with bin bags in it

Real life stories

Tuesday 20th April

Fay Belham, aged 53, has experienced periods of depression throughout her life and, in particular, severe postnatal depression after the birth of her twin b...

Real life stories

Wednesday 24th February

Those of us who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or do not fit into traditional categories of gender or sexuality (LGBTIQ+) are statistically more ...

White girl sat on a black sofa waving at her laptop

Real life stories

Tuesday 8th December

We may have been physically apart during 2020 but we have still been there for each other and nothing illustrates this more than our Peer Support Groups at ...

A lady stood in front of a front door

Real life stories

Tuesday 30th June

Coronavirus and the isolation caused by social distancing have created numerous challenges for everyone’s mental health. At this time, finding new ways to...

A woman breast feeding her baby

Real life stories

Tuesday 18th February

Becoming a new mum is a huge life event that can be both emotionally rewarding and challenging. Perinatal mental health issues affect up to 20 per cent of n...

A wooden table with two people's hands holding coffee cups one has a smiley face design in the milk

Real life stories

Tuesday 18th February

Sipping on a cup of tea, John Willock is chatting candidly about his experiences of mental health challenges, grief and suicidal thoughts – “I didn’t ...

A little boy with his tongue out next to a man smiling at Cambridge United

Real life stories

Thursday 7th November

The experience of personality disorders can be alienating, causing people to have a distorted impression of themselves and their relationships with others. ...

A man with dread locks and a white t shirt looking at the camera

Real life stories

Saturday 7th September

The experience of anxiety can be highly isolating and uncertain, sometimes leaving people with the feeling that there is no solution to their condition. Thi...

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