When the worst thing you can imagine happens – the loss of a baby – then how do you begin to process the grief, while capturing the memories while you can? Ryan Jackson set up the Lily Mae Foundation and the Still Parents podcast to help parents (particularly fathers) in their darkest hour. One of […]
TV producer and author Victoria Bacon founded the charity Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope (ELoH) with her twin sister Sarah after a road accident that killed their mother, injured Sarah badly and left her young daughter as an amputee. ELoH works to improving access to medical care and prosthetics for child amputees around the world.
When Beverley De-Gale’s son Daniel was diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time in 1995, he needed a stem cell transplant to survive. But stem cell matches outside of the family are race-related, and the chance of finding a match was 1 in 250,000. The match was found, but it was too late, and Daniel […]
Ayesha Dey Grief: until you’ve experienced a loss first-hand, I don’t think you can fathom it. When my uncle died, I think I sleepwalked through the following months in a sort of numb stupor, in a mist of denial, and then we lost my granddad a mere four months later. Then I sat my A-Levels. […]
Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist with a medical background. He’s the author of Ten to Zen, a guide to meditation and mindfulness that he says anyone can use to calm their mind. Owen grew up amid the Troubles in Northern Ireland and has seen how anxiety affects a place and its people. He has also […]
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 […]
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 […]
Allie Hill is the founder of the Yogahaven studios. For the last two decades, yoga has been a constant in her life. Her yoga practice and the yoga community she has built up have been a great source of support to her, through good times and bad. When Allie was diagnosed with breast cancer, she […]
By Lucille Rosetti If you have grieved the loss of a loved one, the idea of moving to a new environment with fresh opportunities could be on your mind. Embracing a new way of living after death, is a great way of moving forward rather than moving on. Here’s how to go about making a permanent change […]
Prince Harry speaks to the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her new podcast, Mad World, where she interviews guests about their mental health experiences. The half-hour conversation provides listeners with a candid insight into the inner-most thoughts of a modern young royal.
Play Therapist for Children Hannah Bridge keeps tomato ketchup and brown sauce as well as clay in her playroom. ‘Sometimes children draw a big black mess,’ she says about her patients. Bridge is a play therapist and counselor, and specializes in childhood mental health. ‘Playing is our first language,’ says Bridge, who cuts a compassionate […]