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Blog Two

July 13, 2009

Over the last few weeks, some of the experiences of the participants have been incorporated into a play by the facilitators. This is now being developed by the director.

Martine's Story

June 29, 2009

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.

Adam's story

June 15, 2009

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's story

June 4, 2009

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.

Remy's Blog

June 3, 2009

On Saturday April 26th, over thirty people gathered at a venue in Kings Cross to participate in a new theatre project designed to highlight, question and hopefully, challenge our approach to mental distress at an individual and societal level. The idea is that through an ensemble approach to writing, devising and performing a piece of drama, based on real life stories, will be presented to the public.