“No matter how bad things seem, there is always something good to be found”

  G.F.K By Adrian Yeates Adrian has been an Ambassador since 2018 and shares his experience of managing his depression and anxiety while working a high pressure job. Adrian speaks of mental health and the stigma associated, and has been an important part of helping us open conversations in various workplaces.   Listen to Adrian...
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“Each day seems like a boring Bank Holiday Monday.”

(audio recording of piece below) Covid-19 By Nick Groom “When we suffer from poor mental health, one of the last things we sometimes want to hear is, “Sure there are a lot of people feeling like that…” Not only can it feel very isolating, it can feel very dismissive too; that somehow what we are feeling...
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“Sometimes I think I’ll explode from all the times I’ve stopped myself getting angry.”

  “I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.”                                                                                                             – Temple Grandin   I worked for almost 20 years as a social care worker.  Despite what people tactfully call the...
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“What was once my struggle, became my tool to help others”

  When I first began to struggle with mental health issues in secondary school, I was so scared that people would find out. So scared that I would be judged for this, as up until then, it had always been portrayed as something to be ashamed of, something that should be a secret. It was...
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Navigating post-Christmas diet culture

    Let’s rewind to Christmas. The most magical time of the year. The most magical time of the year, that is unless you struggle with an Eating Disorder. Christmas is demanding for everyone, but if like me you have anorexia (or any eating disorder), it becomes incredibly difficult to navigate.   To the normal...
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I’m not lazy, I’m not crazy, I’m not weird, Winter is just difficult for me.

See Change Ambassador, Abigail McDonnell, reminds us to be kind to ourselves this winter.                                               “This winter has hit me harder than any previous year.   Previous to this college year I had...
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Turmoil by Adrian Yeates

          My mind is in turmoil, There’s a weight on my chest. I lie in bed all day, but I get no rest. The things I used to do with relative ease, Now terrify me and make me freeze. When I close my eyes, I’ll never be free, Demons and devils...
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Dark Thought in Daylight by Lucie Kavanagh

Dark Thoughts in Daylight   “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is...
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“It is a constant, debilitating voice screaming in my ear every single day”

See Change Ambassador Jess, shares her experience of anorexia nervosa to help bring awareness during #EDAW2019   Eating disorder awareness week is a time to open up conversations around eating disorders and inform ourselves. It is important to listen to the voices of those with lived experience so we can understand that eating disorders are...
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