Read real accounts from people who have experienced mental health problems or issues, either themselves or as a friend, family member or carer - and find out just how your support can make a difference to their lives.
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Rachel struggled when Jake was born and again after the birth of her second child, Evan. She felt lonely and sad and wasn’t confident that she was doing a good job as a parent.
Kyle's GP wasn't well-equipped to help with his mental health condition and lacked the knowledge he needed to support him fully.
At twenty, Casey's life changed dramatically when Anorexia took hold. Read how she found her way back with the support of her GP, family and friends.
Barry Dix attended one of our first Self-Management courses in Wales in 2009. His life has improved significantly since then and he continues to apply the techniques learnt and benefit from the peer support group from the course.
When she was diagnosed with postnatal depression Wendy felt let down by the system, until exercise helped her to manage her condition.
Nicola developed anxiety and depression after a series of difficult events in her life took their toll. Read her story.
Kelly has experienced depression, anorexia, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She finds that exercise is the most effective method for managing her mental health.
After Heide was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, she discovered through drawing that art allows her to share her experiences and help others feel less alone.
Jo has experienced depression since her teens. Her journey through several crises and diagnoses has brought her to a much better place.
Steph has suffered with mental health problems since her teens and is starting to learn to reach out to friends and family for help.
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