Personal stories about mental health

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Recorded live at the second Time to change children and young people Roadshow event, Liverpool, 08/02/16 On Monday 8 February, we hosted our second children and young people Roadshow event aimed at the voluntary sector, schools and others working with children and young people. At the event, Shadow Minister for Mental...

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. That’s what the psychiatrist in the hospital said. Finally, after years of psychological turmoil and endless waiting, I could put a name to these terrible things which were affecting me. Obviously I’d done my own research and had my own ideas,...

I have had anxiety issues or generalised anxiety disorder (as it is sometimes referred to) for almost 13 years. It went away for a while, and it came back; it...

It’s Time to Talk Day and World Cancer Day today, which is doubly significant for me. A few years ago, in my final year of uni, I was diagnosed with stage 1 testicular cancer. Treatment was relatively simple: I had the offending article removed, and a bout of chemo, all in all a short but highly unpleasant treatment...

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