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A daughter’s loss

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Abi McCabe When I was 16, my mother died. Losing a parent at a young age really teaches you a lot. It makes you grow up a lot faster, become more independent, and stronger emotionally and physically. I felt really lost for a while and felt I had nowhere to turn or no one to talk […]

I am Luca,

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by Luca Jiminez de Laiglesia Imagine being a boy trapped in girl’s body and not being seen for who you are. Imagine having to put a price on feeling comfortable in your own skin, feeling like your body doesn’t belong to you. I am Luca. Less than a year ago, I went by the name […]

A story of self-harm

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by Jean Howell I didn’t feel ready to grow up and leave school at 16 and was too embarrassed to talk about it with anyone.  In my family we didn’t share our problems. I ended up taking on my  Saturday job in retail – a job I didn’t like – full-time because I didn’t know […]

Be whomever you want to be

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In this vlog, Linda Mbagwu talks about the challenges she has had with depression and anxiety, which spurred her into finding out more about how trauma in the past can affect our present.  “While it was the worst period of my life, it has turned out to be the best thing to happen […]

I saw a light in a new day with woodworking

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by Robert Johnson Now when I remember, the storm of emotions pulls my body into a loop and I am able to relive everything. However, I am out of the storm – at least not totally caught. I did many things to get over depression and forget the bad feeling that was following my every […]

Head Talks goes surfing with the Wave Project!

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We recently joined the Wave Project for their surf session in St Ives. There, we saw first hand how surf therapy helps improve the lives of young people, particularly those suffering from mental health challenges. We had a fantastic day with the young surfers and made this short video to show the important […]

Mark’s Story

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I grew up in rural Ireland, the youngest of six.  I was always very competitive, perhaps because I was the baby of the family or because I was gay and felt I had something to prove. When I was 12, I remember going on a road trip with my maiden Aunt Maisie.  As we were driving […]

Discovering You Are Autistic

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By Katherine May  The problem with “I’d never have guessed” You’re autistic? I’d never have guessed! I’ve got used to this response over the last few years. Like thousands of other women, I’ve recently learned that I’m autistic, having struggled through to middle age feeling profoundly different to everyone else around me. I never seemed […]

Social Media Made My Anxiety & Post Natal Depression Worse

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Wendy’s Story Social media started negatively impacting my mental health when my second baby was around 2 weeks old, I was 25. There was an incident one day when I was bathing him, he rolled his face into the water and a few heartbeats passed before I noticed. My son was fine, a little shaken […]

What I Wish People Knew About My Recovery From Anorexia

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Hope’s Story – Author of Stand Tall Little Girl Recovery from an eating disorder isn’t just about weight gain, and it isn’t just about being able to go out for dinner and eat anything off a menu or eat ice cream without panic. No, there is so much more to recovery than that. For so […]

The Happiest Homeless Man in London

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The happy and homeless man named Race C Calmer. His goal is to make people smile, with his legendary motto ‘Don’t worry, be happy and smile, because you are AMAZING.’ Look out for him near Oxford Street!  

Bethany Hocken’s Anxiety Story

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There is a tribe called the Wintu, indigenous to the various landscapes of Northern Sacramento Valley. Their language refers to the body only in relation to the world around them. So, your left arm to the Wintuan community would be your East arm, according to what direction you are facing. As my heartbeats slowed and […]