As a teenager, Alice struggled to manage the pressures of school and became obsessed with doing well. In hindsight, these were warning signs, she said. “I was really very young, innocent, and didn’t know how to manage myself emotionally at all.” As her anxiety and depression got worse, her parents tried everything from alternative therapies […]
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 […]
After a period of emotional difficulties when she had young children, Julia Adams searched for an alternative to medication and discovered EFT (tapping). It worked so well at bringing about calm – for her and her children – that she decided to train as a practitioner. “I’m far more resourced now to deal with what […]
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.
Sean McCormack suffered his first mental health crisis six years after he had qualified as a vet – a career that was all he had ever wanted and worked for. “I felt like I would be letting people down if I gave up, so it took me a long time to admit to myself that […]
When Kitty Tait was a teenager, she had crippling depression. Her parents tried everything to help, but it was the moment she baked her first loaf of bread that she began to see glimmers of hope. The routine and structure of baking bread has given her days a rhythm. Kitty and her father have now […]