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Bridging the gap for the next generation


April 2016

Self Worth – What I’ve Learnt Through Friendship

So often we base our self worth on how other's view us, as if their views are more important that our own. There are so many times in life, whether we're dealing with mental issues or not, that we feel... Continue Reading →


Experiencing Depression: A Foggy Drive

It can be almost impossible to portray depression in words. People think it is just a particularly bad patch of sadness, but depression is so much more than that. There are no words to describe the pain and isolation that... Continue Reading →

M.E. and me: My Invisible Friend

Whatever you are doing right now, humour me for a second.....please? Take a look around you, what do you see, what do you notice? Now look again, what didn’t even hit your radar first time round? Modern technological developments mean that there are... Continue Reading →

Daniel – Living With BPD

Hi, my name is Daniel and throughout my life I have had a few different mental health diagnoses, but currently I it’s Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD, also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder – EUPD). People with BPD may experience... Continue Reading →

Melissa – Living With OCD

This is Melissa's account of living with OCD, what she's learnt and her hopes for the future.

Nicholas – Living with DID

Here's Nicholas' account of living with DID. The raw truth of what it's like and his hope for the future.

Mental Illness: the deceiver

Mental illness can be the biggest deceiver of all time. It can rob you of your confidence, and engulf you in self doubt, or even worse, self loathing, but we’re here to tell you, you can take back that power,... Continue Reading →

Pep Talk Challenge

  Will you accept the challenge? It's ok to own who you are, and love every bit of yourselves. You may not feel worthy, you may not feel loved, but we can only truly accept love when we first love... Continue Reading →

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