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Naomi talks about an initiative that gives children the chance to play freely and safely in the street.
Rebecca suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being a victim of a stalker.
Paul talks about his struggle with depression and anxiety and how exercise is by far the best method of controlling his condition.
Robin employed some unusual strategies to fundraise for the Mental Health Foundation in memory of his Mum.
James, who works for Mental Health Foundation supporter itmsoil, shares his experiences of training for the Paris Marathon with colleagues.
Kelly talks about how exercise is best for of medication for her and helped her cope with a variety of mental illnesses.
Saira is a single mum who manages chronic pain and bouts of depression through various forms of exercise.
Michele, 51, ran the London Marathon for the Mental Health Foundation in 2012. She finds running helpful for managing stress.
Steve tells of the companionship, exercise and purpose he received from attending a Green Gym
Janet describes the effects of sexual abuse on her mental health, and her struggle to feel a strong sense of identity following a fractured and complex early life.
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