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Kathryn’s Story

Kathryn’s Story

The Coronavirus pandemic has left a lot of parents worrying about how best to home school their children during lockdown. Primary school teacher Kathryn shares her advice… On the day the schools closed, it was really hard saying goodbye to the children in my class, as...
Hannah’s Blog

Hannah’s Blog

The Howells family hit the headlines recently when their second child Wilf arrived slightly earlier than planned… in a supermarket car park! We caught up with Hannah and asked her to share her experience of Wilf’s unconventional arrival and life with a newborn...
Staff Stories: Mental Health Awareness Week

Staff Stories: Mental Health Awareness Week

Here one of our Solent Mind staff members shares their story. Trigger warning: This post contains references to self harm and suicide. “When I was 11, my Mum & Dad reconnected and he came to live with us. At first it was great, however we quickly learned...
Janet’s Story

Janet’s Story

Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Nurse, Janet* shares her experiences of supporting families and working on the front line.   It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. I’m awake and happy with the quiet around me. The babies are asleep and a few Mums are snoozing, waiting for...
Karen’s Story

Karen’s Story

GP Locum Karen shares her experience of working during the Coronavirus pandemic and explains how her family is adapting in these complex times. Since the onset of the pandemic, I have seen very few patients in person… instead we have had to embrace rapidly developing...
Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Keyworker Sarah explains how Coronavirus has impacted her work and home life, and shares some of the ways she supports her young family with their mental wellbeing. “I work for a large department store which is currently closed, so as a result I’ve been...