Tea & Talk: Jane and Mel's story
Watch Jane and Mel's story. They organised their company’s first Tea & Talk in February 2013, and have gone on to hold one every year since then.
Hanifa's story: All about my life
Hanifa is Team Assistant for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Jenny's story: It's a question of when, not if, a mental health problem will affect you
How events on New Year's Eve 2009 changed Jenny and her family's lives forever.
Andrew: Loving someone with depression
Depression is devastating. When someone is experiencing depression, their entire life is blown apart. It can be a massive struggle just to make it through each day. But they aren't the only ones who struggle. Often forgotten are the loved ones of a person with depression. No-one tells them how to cope. They don't know what to do. I would like to try and offer some advice to those people. Knowing somebody you love is struggling with depression leaves you feeling incredibly helpless. You feel if you could say the right thing, or do something special, that maybe you will be able to help them to...
Marie's story: Overcoming Binge Eating
It first started when I was at school when I was 16. I grew up in a quite stressful environment. My parents have always worked really hard running their own business and have quite high standards. Without meaning too, they have always put pressure on my sister and I to be the best at everything we do from a very young age. I felt that I had to be at the top of the class, and whatever marks got, my mum would often ask "why didn't you get more" and "how much did so and so get?" I was very studious and felt that I was constantly letting them down. My mum also experienced depression at that time...
David: Living with schizophrenia
David talks about his schizophrenia, focusing on relationships, treatments, jobs and future.
Sarah's Story: Living with Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks
I first remember things changing when I was 18 years old. I was at work and I had a falling out with a boyfriend and felt like I couldn't breathe. My hands filled with pins and needles and as I stood up to get some fresh air, I passed out. I also hyperventilated: something that I had never experienced before. I was taken to hospital to be checked out but I was fine. A couple of months later, I passed out again, this time in a department store when I was just walking around. A few years later, my social life started to become affected. I'd be going out to meet friends, get to their house to...
Connor's Story: Overcoming Depression
Depression has impacted my life hugely. I am 18 and depression has defined my teenage years, relationships with people, and has pushed me to make decisions that were in themselves life changing. I've attempted suicide twice and engaged in self-harm. Depression took over my life to the extent that I dropped out of school and I stopped socialising. I first felt âdifferentâ when I was 14 years old, but it wasn't until I was moving from year 11 to year 12 at school until both my family and I noticed that I was depressed. My school referred me to my GP who then referred me to the NHS CAMHS...
Sitara's story: living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
When I was younger I heard of PTSD for the first time in a History classroom where the teacher described it as shell shock. I remember seeing a picture of a gaunt figure lying in bed. I wondered at the time what he had been through in the trenches that make him feel like that. I never thought I would have experienced something like that in my wildest dreams. My name is Sitara and I am 22, I am currently living in Bristol. I drink tea, sing, knit and am training to be a secondary school teacher. I also suffer from PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am recovering but recovery is never meant to be...
John's story: stand-up comedy has helped me with my depression
John explains how stand-up comedy helped him turn his life around after a long battle with depression.