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No Shame in Sheffield!

It was an amazing opportunity to be involved in the Time To Change stunt which took place on a working Sheffield tram on 25th and 26th of January. It felt controversial, we were presenting the people of Sheffield with a tram compartment redesigned as 'padded cell', a symbol which is associated with the more negative aspects of mental health, we were thrusting it upon them and almost forcing comment, and that was challenging and exciting.

A Depressive is for Life

Here's a piece of information which might make one or two recoil in shock. For the most part you couldn't spot a depressive from any other member of society; you might need to get very close to someone before it became apparent.

Mark's story

Mark writes about how he set up a magazine which tells the real story about mental health issues, with contributions coming almost entirely from people with lived experience of mental health problems.

I received my diagnosis after a disastrous attempt to study at university. I was unable to overcome the challenges I was facing and ended up making a mess of things.

So Much More Than A 'One in Four

There's a growing sense of excitement around the entire Time To Change Project. A genuine sense that we really could be seeing the beginnings of what could turn out to be one of the most revolutionary changes in the way in which mental health is perceived within our society! It's exciting, innovative, ambitious, and it's great to be involved with the project!

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