Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. January's theme is New Year, New Focus.

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Colin shared his blog, giving insight into living with bipolar. Try to imagine things are going quite well for you, you are in a happy relationship, being appreciated at work and y...
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Leon Hubert
31st Jul 2015
After a lovely weekend the bore of a working week is already taking its toll and its only Tuesday. I was really pleased but also very frustrated with myself on Saturday night. I ha...
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28th Jul 2015
Mental illness has blighted a significant proportion of my life. Depression and anxiety, whether or not I knew it at the time, robbed me of my confidence, made me feel inadequate a...
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27th Jul 2015
I was recommended to write down my thoughts and story on a blog as a way of dealing with stress and emotion. Well as a starting point I am 31 years old - I have recently been strug...
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22nd Jul 2015
When I have more time I'll write my back story and the beginning struggle I faced when first diagnosed. But it's been 1 year, 12 months , 365 days since the last time in OD on drug...
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20th Jul 2015
Hi my name is kyle, im 17 years old and I died (kinda). Its a long story so it would be easier to give you the short version. I suffer with depression and adjustment disorder which...
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18th Jul 2015
I write this as I am making my way home from another failed job interview. I officially graduated on Tuesday however I already feel lost and worthless in this new 'adult' world I'm...
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16th Jul 2015
I am 42 years old. Need help and I hope to receive it soon but meanwhile I am trapped in my head. I will soon be an island drifting away from the mainland. Not that I want to but t...
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16th Jul 2015
Whenever I have a depressive episode, or even just a day of low mood, the inevitable question, asked by professionals and friends alike, is always "and what was the trigger?" The q...
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15th Jul 2015
What an amazing experience to run the 10k in leeds. I ran this race in honour of my mum Dawn Eve Robinson who completed suicide 23/09/2013. I am a survivor of suicide. I do not wan...
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14th Jul 2015