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Przemek Story

Posted on: 18 May 2023

Przemek talks about dealing with his daughter struggling with self-harm, and how he’s coped as a parent and helped her through a difficult time. Helping her get the therapy and the help she needs. Learning in the process to open up and become more open-minded about mental health. ‘I’m really appreciate for the job for… Continue reading Przemek Story

Gitta’s Story- Open Water Swimming

Posted on: 18 May 2023

Gita talks about how she discovered Open Water Swimming coming out of lockdown. It was a time when everybody spent a lot of time on their own and at home and not mixing with other people and she started by joining a group of new open Water swimmers. ‘I’ll just throw myself into it and… Continue reading Gitta’s Story- Open Water Swimming

Reza’s Story

Posted on: 18 May 2023

Reza, from Iran, talks about a part of his life that got destroyed when his Uncle shot him in the leg. In the form of a short film. ‘This is not my whole life, it was a part of me that was destroyed and re-built. All my efforts were to show that all people live… Continue reading Reza’s Story

DJ’s Story -Childhood in Care

Posted on: 18 May 2023

David Jackson talks about how he navigated 16 years in care, having to grow up quickly as a child and dealing with a very turbulent and abusive care environment. ‘My name’s Dave Jackson, my story be began in 1965, and at that time, few various issues going on at home. I ended up in care… Continue reading DJ’s Story -Childhood in Care

A Food Worries Story

Posted on: 18 May 2023

An anonymous account of food, eating worries, and dieting. A young woman finds help from male friends, who offer her insight that eating is more important than dieting. Over time she notices the difficulties she had and how it was having harmful affects on her body and fertility. Digital Library of Lived Experience Animation by:… Continue reading A Food Worries Story

Jay’s Story

Posted on: 18 May 2023

Barrow born and bred. Jay talks about dealing with people in his life comitting suicide and having drug overdoses. Talks about how he’s dealt with the loss of key people in his life at a young age. things that did help were not overthinking, exercising regularly, thinking postively, being sectioned and excessive amount of medication… Continue reading Jay’s Story

Lived Experience Compilation

Posted on: 13 Mar 2023

Depression in the Army

Posted on: 13 Mar 2023

An anonymous story from a young man who spent time in the army and how it caused him depression and anxiety, struggled with relationships from abuse in his past. Talking about how therapy has helped. ‘At first, it was just a feeling of unease. I found it hard because I ended up in a role… Continue reading Depression in the Army

Emetophobia Megan’s Story

Posted on: 13 Mar 2023

Megan talks about her relationship with food and anxieties about being sick, how she dealt with her phobia of sick throughout life and where she is at with it currently. Video by: Megan Rampton

Ernie’s Poetry Story

Posted on: 13 Mar 2023

Charles Ernest (Ernie) uses poetry to express himself, having written over 100 poems in his time writing poems about the lakes, hikes, funny anecdotes, politics, deaths, births and more. 1 never heard of mental health till recently. It wasn’t something we ever spoke about. We just got on with everything. I was born at Lattish… Continue reading Ernie’s Poetry Story

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