The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of depression. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.

Helen's story

December 23, 2009

Local event organiser Helen Roberts explains why she wanted to take action, and how running a Get Moving event at her workplace encouraged others to open up.

On the Coast of Devon the "Dreaded 'Lurgi' Struck"

December 9, 2009

I have swine flu, AND whilst I'm more than happy to receive your messages of sympathy I'm wallowing in a vat of self pity the size of the Watford Gap which is hardly admirable, thus I hardly deserve your kind words. (grin)