Personal stories

1 in 4 people is affected by a mental health problem every year. By sharing stories we can help end stigma and start conversations. Here are some of the people we've helped.

Amita’s Story

"Group members all have their own issues, but we all come together for support and that’s what helped me."

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Dean’s Story

"This gave me a purpose and made me feel a part of something as well as having support from staff who encouraged me and made me feel accepted."

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Delilah’s Story

"I find it really comforting that Clic never closes. I can log on any time of the day or night and someone will be there to chat."

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Maureen’s Story

"It didn’t take long for me to realise that I had found a safe, relaxed and very friendly place to be."

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Sarah’s Story

"I hadn’t been prioritising myself for months and months which really took a toll on my wellbeing "

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Steven’s Story

"It just felt like everything came at once, and I had nowhere to turn. I felt as though I had failed as a dad."

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Susan’s Story

"Being able to FaceTime other members of the family for the first time was priceless"

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Just £10 could help pay for a call to our advice and information line, supporting someone living with mental illness who may be feeling in distress during this time.

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Mike's story

“After the first phone call, a weight was lifted off my shoulders”

Mike tells us about how Mental Health and Money Advice in Scotland, delivered by Support in Mind Scotland, helped him to deal with his spiralling debt, and about the impact it has had on his life.

Denise's story

“I became my son’s mother again, rather than his carer”

When Denise’s son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, she felt like she had nowhere to turn. She tells us about how the Rethink Advice and Information Service, delivered by Rethink Mental Illness in England, helped her to understand their rights when it comes to his care.

Steve's story

“The wounding shared gives a little bit of fortitude”.

Steve attends the Machynlleth Carers Support Group in Wales, delivered by Hafal. He tells us about how the group has helped him.