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We are delighted to share a selection of blogs written by our supporters that communicate their experience of mental health.

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Illuminating Shadows

17 Jan 2024 , by scarlett3107

Illuminating Shadows

Challenges with mental health can be tough and are often accompanied by confusion and loneliness. The support of friends, family, and professional counsellors can be a ray of hope to individuals dealing with these challenges, assisting them get through their darkest moments.

The role of family and friends

The primary …

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Nurturing Strength: A Deep Dive into Men’s Mental Health

17 Jan 2024

Nurturing Strength: A Deep Dive into Men’s Mental Health

Mental health has long been a topic veiled in stigma, and within that conversation, men’s mental health has often been overlooked or swept under the rug. However, the tide is turning, and the significance of addressing men’s mental health is gaining the attention it deserves. This article aims to shed …

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Men’s Mental Health

14 Nov 2023 , by My mental health journey

Men’s Mental Health

Hello I am Wayne Read and I’m here to raise awareness on a very important subject, Men’s Mental Health. As a man living with Mental health issues for the past 15 years now, we are sometimes told to man up or just get on with it or show no emotions …

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Getting Back Out There, Hopefully…

09 Nov 2023 , by Seeks Solace

Getting Back Out There, Hopefully…

Hello to you!

I have now decided to start becoming active here, rather than just hovering peeking over the hedge.

I am trying very hard to muster up the strength to get back to work. And I am really finding this as terrifying as I do exciting. I need to …

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Depression-A Living Struggle

09 Nov 2023 , by Lee

Depression-A Living Struggle

I have been living with severe depression now since being diagnosed back in 2003. Just like many people, I never ever would have expected to get this very serious and debilitating illness. My life seemed to be on an even keel, or so I thought? It seemed to me at …

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My Journey of Depression

09 Nov 2023

My Journey of Depression

I’m Ashley, and I’ve got a story to tell. It’s about my journey through the stormy seas of depression. I’m putting it out there because I believe that sharing our experiences can be a source of comfort for someone who might be feeling alone.

Life, it’s like a rollercoaster, right? …

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Wayne Read`s Mental Health Journey.

09 Nov 2023 , by My mental health journey

Wayne Read`s Mental Health Journey.

Wayne Read`s Mental Health Journey

Hello I am Wayne Read, I`m 34 years old, I live in Cornwall and I have been living with Mental Health issues for the past 15 years now, which includes having anxiety, depression and OCD so I`m here to express my proud journey with you …

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Cycling for SANE – Ride London Essex 100

24 Jul 2023

Cycling for SANE – Ride London Essex 100

At the end of May this year I was one of a number of riders taking part in this event to raise money for SANE and as I live a long way from London joined the Ride London Facebook group to help me get organised for the day. That Facebook …

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Struggling with depression

05 Jul 2023

Struggling with depression

I’ve been suffering (diagnosed) with depression for over a decade now, and its continually getting worse.

I’ve been medicated for most of that time, but keep having to change meds after a period of time due to them stopping working.

I’ve been getting worse again recently, and I’ve been moved …

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Running and my mental health

05 Jul 2023 , by HazelCornhill

Running and my mental health

Many years ago I took up running, my motivation for this was not a healthy one but was as part of my compensation behaviours within my bulimia. I had been using exercise in an unhealthy manor for a while by this point, with going to the gym and other activities …

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