Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why on earth do you bother? You don't even get paid.Ã¢â‚¬Â This is something which has been said to me a lot this past year when I talk about my Activist role, and it has meant that I have actually sat back and considered my motivation, thought about what I think being an Activist can achieve, and equally importantly what it does for me.
Martine was finding it hard to get back on track after her breakdown, until she discovered the power of writing about her experiences. Now she hopes her book will help others by raising awareness about mental health issues.
A very special story from one of Time to Change's Local Project staff members. Adam Hatcher, who works at the Andover based Fit4Life, tells us how he came to the project as a service user, then started volunteering, and then went on to become one of their key workers.
My name's Adam Hatcher and I work for the Fit4Life project at Andover Mind. We promote mental wellbeing through working on physical wellbeing. We get people out of the house that wouldn't normally be out of the house - give them a reason to get up in the morning.
Marnie talks about how her experiences led her to tackle mental health discrimination in employment through her job, and why taking to the streets of County Durham on behalf of Time to Change was so important to her.