02 2023

  • "Please, don't be quiet. Talk." - Vinnie's story

    Vinnie tells us about his journey, from childhood up to the present day. After experiencing anxiety and depression for most of his life, creating art and volunteering with our charity gave him hope.

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  • "I always felt different" - Darren's story

    In this blog, Darren speaks about his difficulties growing up and understanding his emotions without a diagnosis. After experiencing suicidal feelings and various hospital admissions, Darren received multiple diagnoses, but felt Borderline Personality Disorder was the one he resonated the most with.

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  • 1 in 4 men: James' eating disorder story

    For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, James shares his experience of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, as well as social anxiety. After struggling with an eating disorder for ten years of his life, James now works as a Personal Trainer, supporting clients who have experienced similar mental health difficulties. He sheds light on the gendered disparities when accessing eating disorder treatment and the importance of recognising how far you’ve come.

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  • 1 in 4 men: Christopher's eating disorder story

    For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Christopher speaks about his long battle with anorexia nervosa. Although his eating disorder negatively impacted his studies, self-esteem, social life and physical health, Christopher is on the path to recovery, rekindling what he has lost. He now works with charities to raise awareness around eating disorders and to challenge gendered stereotypes. Here’s his story.

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  • My body is my home - Molly's story

    For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Molly shares her experience of recovering from an eating disorder. In a world that is obsessed with diet culture and unattainable beauty standards, Molly explores the importance of self-love, body positivity and the freedoms that recovery can bring.

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  • LGBT+ History and ‘Mental Illness’

    For LGBT+ history month, our colleague, LV Penman, wanted to reflect on the histories of LGBT+ identities and ‘mental illness’.

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