Personal stories about mental health

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. By sharing our experiences, together we can end the stigma.

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When Andrew was unwell, his line manager, Nathan, stepped in to help him. Nathan wasn't an expert when it came to mental health problems, but that didn't matter - it was enough for Andrew that he just listened and stood by him.  Watch Andrew's video: What did you think of Andrew's video? Tell us in the comments.

Matthew, well ‘Matty’, is the oldest friend I have. We actually met walking to primary school on the very first day and have been friends ever since. We went through school and college together and although we went to different universities and both moved away for a number of years – whenever we met up it was always like...

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear 'anorexia'? Does it conjure up a vain teenage girl, drawn by models in glossy magazines? Or celebrities bragging about their latest lettuce based detox diet? It saddens and frustrates me that myths still exist around eating disorders that really trivialise it. That's...

I have experienced poor mental health at times for most of my life and always struggled with emotions, thoughts and low confidence. I had a big breakdown 2 years ago and slowly got my life back with the support of my lovely family, friends, various mental health services and work colleagues. I now feel better than I ever...

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