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David’s Story

David’s Story

I have been diagnosed and struggled with mental illness from my teens all through my adult life. I have anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dismorphic disorder (BDD). Up until a year ago, I felt ashamed and embarrassed that I suffered...
Rob’s Story

Rob’s Story

Over the last eleven years, I have been on a journey through mental health services. I’ve supported my partner on her journey, and I have accessed services after I experienced a major breakdown and suicide attempt. Today, I work in mental health services myself,...
Graham’s Story

Graham’s Story

I had been a drinker for many years as it was the culture at the time during my 24 years Army service. After having left the army for about 3 years, my drinking got steadily heavier and my self-esteem and moods got worse.  I was having nightmares and would awake at...
Barry’s Story

Barry’s Story

I’ve heard many say that ‘no’ is the most difficult word in the English Language to say to someone else. In my experience, the most difficult word in the English Language, especially for a man, is… ‘help’. As in… ‘I’m a...
Advocacy …making a difference

Advocacy …making a difference

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make all the difference in a person’s life. An Advocate from our Portsmouth Advocacy Service tells us more. I’d like to share my experience about the difference Solent Mind’s Advocacy Service can make and the excellent support...
Supporting and sharing with others, can make everyone feel less alone

Supporting and sharing with others, can make everyone feel less alone

This week marks the second birthday of our Southampton-based Hand in Hand group. Our Peer Support Project Worker and Hand in Hand group leader Jonathan, shares what the group means to him.   This week I’m so excited to celebrate the second birthday of our Hand in Hand...