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Veterans’ Q&A

The Veterans' Team at PositiveMinds share some of their personal stories in this Q&A video... PositiveMinds is a partnership between the local NHS, Solent Mind, Portsmouth City Council and voluntary organisations. It is funded by the NHS, Portsmouth...

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David’s Story

Here one of our Solent Mind staff members shares their story. Trigger warning: This post contains reference to suicide. "I first attended Solent Mind’s Solent Recovery College (SRC) as I was suffering from a long history of mental health issues; depression, anxiety,...

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A Statement from Solent Mind on Black Lives Matter

The senseless killing of George Floyd and the reaction to it has been a wakeup call for all of us, not least for Solent Mind as a mental health charity. It has made us realise that for all our good intentions and action plans, we don't yet serve our BAME communities...

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Rosemary’s story

Our key workers go above and beyond the call of duty every day, they are vital lifelines for many of our community and their resilience as we face the biggest health crisis our generation has seen has been evident, we speak with front line worker Rosemary* to see how...

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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 their...

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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...

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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 in...

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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 that my...

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Join us this Mental Health Awareness Week!

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, we're pleased to announce our series of free live Facebook events! From Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd May, Solent Mind staff, volunteers and talented special guests will offer live and interactive activities to share positive...

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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...

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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 redeployed...

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Brad’s Story

NHS frontline worker Brad shares how he is looking after his mental wellbeing during the coronavirus epidemic. "I’m a state registered Paramedic in the UK working for an NHS Ambulance Service trust during the outbreak of COVID-19. I have been a frontline employee with...

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An update from our CEO

Your Wellbeing and Coronavirus Message from Kevin Gardner, CEO, Solent Mind You will all be aware of the serious and growing public concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The situation is unprecedented in the modern day and has been declared a global pandemic by...

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Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your...

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Dom’s Story

Today (4th March, 2020) marks one year since well-loved Prodigy front man, Keith Flint passed away. He was only 49 years old. It’s true to say Keith Flint had unique style and flair. From his voice, to his dancing, to his clothes, to his hair, to even his stare,...

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Download our new Winter Wellbeing Toolkit 2019

We know that the festive season can be a challenging time for many of us, especially if you live with a mental health problem. We're re-releasing our popular 2019 Winter Wellbeing Toolkit which is packed with practical tools, skills and up-to-date support information...

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