Stories provide education, support and can be one of many positive triggers to help people understand more about their own mental health. Below you'll find inspiring stories about the full range of mental health conditions from people at all walks of life.
Support us by telling us your story or find out how to become a media volunteer for us.
As I read more about mindfulness, several aspects of the practice stood out. The first was the focus on being non-judgmental - I am pretty hard on myself, so it felt like mindfulness gave me 'permission' to treat myself a bit more kindly.
I have been undergoing the fight with anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember.
Sandy, 52, is a Justice of the Peace Volunteer in Western Australia. Here she offers tips for starting out with mindfulness.
Claire and her husband Jack founded Shepherds Hill Nursery. Here she talks about practicing mindfulness with the children and witnessing its positive affects.
Deena has battled with mental health problems for over 12 years but by using mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, her good times are beginning to outweigh her bad times...
Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, talks about his struggles with generalized anxiety disorder, ideas of happiness, and why mindfulness could hold the key...
My depression started in November 2013 as a result of a number of events that took place during that year: the death of a friend, having to reapply for my job...
Theo tells us about having his life put on hold and why conversations with friends aren't easy anymore.
James talks about his struggles with anxiety and how he is using mindfulness to overcome them.
I’ve always had a natural tendency to be on edge, extremely aware of my surroundings and alert all the time and, although a predisposition to being quite observant is great for your career, it isn’t always the best for your personal relationships.
Registered Charity No. England 801130
Scotland SC 039714/Company Registration No. 2350846