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Crafternoon - a way to fundraise and support my recovery

Suzi held her first Crafternoon last year during absence from work due to anxiety, depression and stress.

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 by Suzi | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Do Your Own Thing | Fundraising

Why Crafternoon is important to me

Kat blogs about why it was important for her to bring her friends and family together for Crafternoon.

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Kat | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Fundraising | Friends and family

Pam ddringais i fynydd uchaf Cymru dros Mind

Dyma Jo yn rhannu ei phrofiadau ynghylch sut roedd taclo’r Wyddfa gyda’r nos yn cyd-fynd â hi’n taclo iselder

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Jo | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Depression

A passion for fashion and mental health

Lauren blogs about why she created her own fashion brand for better mental health.

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Lauren | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Anxiety | Depression

Why I climbed Wales' highest mountain for Mind

Jo shares her experience of how tackling Snowdon at Night coincided with tackling her depression.

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 by Jo | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Depression

Coming to terms with my mental health at 30

Actor and Guardian columnist Rhik Samadder tells all in this funny, down-to-earth, heartwarming blog about dep

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Rhik Samadder | comments

Categories: Depression

How creativity played a role in my recovery

Angela blogs about how music and dancing helped her when she was struggling with depression and anxiety.

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019 by Angela | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression

Effaith homoffobia ar fy iechyd meddwl

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Lowri | comments

Categories: Depression | LGBT issues

How homophobia impacted my mental health

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Lowri | comments

Categories: Depression | LGBT issues

Finding my feet after losing my father

Olivia was diagnosed with depression after her dad took his own life. She blogs about her gradual recovery.

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Olivia | comments

Categories: Depression | Bereavement

Why I'm hosting a Crafternoon

Gabby blogs about her mental health journey, and how it lead her to want to fundraise with Crafternoon.

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019 by Gabby | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Fundraising

Miscarriage and mental health

Sian blogs about the grief and heartbreak of miscarriage, and the impact it has had on her mental health.

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019 by Sian | comments

Categories: Depression

Writing my way through anxiety and depression

Paul explains how putting pen to paper has enabled him to address his anxiety and depression.

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019 by Paul | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression

Life after boxing

After an injury left him unable to box, Jamie developed depression. Speaking out helped him get the support he needed.

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 by Jamie | comments

Categories: Depression | Exercise

Going back to my roots – how nature helped me

Kate blogs about how discovering a love of gardening has helped her tackle her depression and and anxiety.

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Kate | comments

Categories: Depression | Anxiety

A letter to my depression

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 by Meg | comments

Categories: Depression

My mental health journey: anorexia, depression, anxiety and OCD

Jodie shares her mental health journey of the last 18 years and explains why her employer fundraising for Mind is so important to her.

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Jodie | comments

Categories: Depression | Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) | Anxiety

How online community helped me

Rhiannon found positivity in online community during her recovery from depression and PTSD, but she also has a few words of wisdom to share in this blog

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 by Rhiannon | comments

Categories: Depression | Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Being sectioned as a new mum

Amy struggled to cope as a new mum and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Read her story.

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Amy Steele | comments

Categories: Depression | Parenting with a mental health problem | Postnatal depression (PND)

Rugby tackling mental health

Laura was struggling with anxiety and depression at University until she found the benefits of rugby.

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Laura | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Exercise

Twins that travel

These twins overcame their mental health struggles by creating an award winning travel blog: Twins That travel

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 by Claire and Laura | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Panic attacks

Life after losing my husband

Christine talks about caring for husband for 18 years and having to move and how she helped herself.

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Christine | comments

Categories: Bereavement | Carers | Depression | Friends and family | Panic attacks

The High and lows of my Bipolar

Paul talks about him getting diagnosis of Bipolar and his journey to figuring out what meant to him.

“Man up”? Getting more “men” in mental health

As Part of Movember Lee getting men talking about mental health and why more men should.

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Lee Cambule | comments

Categories: Counselling | Campaigns | Depression | Exercise | Friends and family | Media and TV | Self-esteem | Stress | Stigma and discrimination

R.E.D January transformed the way I manage my depression

Through running and exercise Karl turned a difficult time of the year into a life-changing experience.

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 by Karl Knights | comments

Categories: Depression

Gwens journey with Bipolar

Gwen talks about her journey with bipolar and what she has found on the way to help.

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by | comments

Categories: Antidepressants | Bipolar | Depression | Exercise | Local minds | Mindfulness | Mania and hypomania | Cardiff

My Mental Health diary: Edinburgh Fringe

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Chris Woodley | comments

Categories: Depression

Skydiving helped me battle depression

Matt blogs about how jumping out of a plane changed his life.

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 by Matt | comments

Categories: Depression

Street dancing, depression and me

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Vidura | comments

Categories: Depression | Exercise

Mental health in my community

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017 by Luli | comments

Categories: Depression

A journey to recovery through art

Andy Hollinghurst discusses how art has been a release for him and has helped him on his way to recovery.

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 by Andy Hollinghurst | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression

Talking can save lives

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Nikki Mattocks | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Self-harm | Suicide

Laura: My voices and me

Laura talks about hearing voices and the journey that led her to help others.

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by | comments

Categories: Antidepressants | Anxiety | Depression | Friends and family | Hearing voices

Running with depression and anxiety

Stephen is running the Swansea half marathon for Mind to help with his depression and anxiety.

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017 by Stephen | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Fundraising

Comedy for Depression

Vanessa tells us how she became inspired to co-organise Comedy for Depression

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 by | comments

Categories: Depression | Fundraising | Bipolar

How crafting helped me to manage my anxiety

Erica set up a Crafternoon event to inspire others and raise awareness of better mental health.

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Erica Terry-Rose | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Borderline personality disorder | Depression | Fundraising

Coming to terms with my mental health problems

Jeff is a volunteer at Swansea Mind and talks about coming to terms with having a mental health problem and seeking help.

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Mental Health Selfies

Categories: Antidepressants | Depression

In memory of Mum - why I supported Mind on my wedding day

Heather writes about why supporting Mind on her wedding day meant so much to her.

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Heather | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Depression | Suicide

Join Verity on her fundraising journey

Not content with raising nearly £17,000 for Mind herself, Verity is encouraging others to as well.

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Verity | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Depression

My experience of crisis care, depression and speaking out

Karl blogs about his experience of crisis care when he was experiencing depression and suicidal feelings.

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by Karl Knights | comments

Categories: Depression | Crisis care

The view from the other side: a GP’s experience

Cardiff GP Chris talks about what it’s like to treat a patient with a mental health problem.

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by Chris Bryant | comments

Categories: Depression

Surviving Freshers week (and beyond) with depression and anxiety

Second year student George talks about dealing with depression and anxiety during Fresher's Week.

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 by George Watkins | comments

Categories: Anxiety | University and student life | Depression

Depression, asking for help & speaking out

Sarah blogs about her experience of depression and why she appeared on last night's 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor'.

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | comments

Categories: Depression | Media and TV

Piece of cake - baking for mental health

Laura talks about how baking helped her tackle depression after the birth of her children.

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Laura Dernie | comments

Categories: Depression

Blogging my way to recovery

Amy shares her experience of anxiety and depression and how blogging helped.

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Amy relief from Anxiety | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression

A letter to depression

Antalia shares a letter to depression.

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Antalia Terblanche | comments

Categories: Depression

Illustrating through depression

Nami blogs about her experience of depression and how discovering a passion for drawing helped.

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 by Nami Chikhlia | comments

Categories: Depression

Depression in the police force & being a Blue Light Champion

Lisa blogs about her experience of depression working as a police officer, and being a Blue Light Champion.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | comments

Categories: Depression

Dance music, marathons and the Percolate fundraiser

The dance music industry, like any other, has its issues related to mental health, something that Mind marathon runner Jim has witnessed first-hand living with depression and acute anxiety. Here, Jim reflects on his recent fundraising, and his plans to go even further.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Work | Fundraising

Depression: sharing my story

Andy Baddeley, 1,500m runner and two-time Olympian, blogs about his experiences of depression.

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Andy Baddeley | comments

Categories: Depression

Are we mad? That's debatable

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 | comments

Categories: Eating problems | Exercise | Depression

The worst day of my life: one year on

Rachel blogs about the worst day of her life and her coping strategies one year on.

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | comments

Categories: Depression

"What are you like when you're well?"

Louise talks about how her response when she was asked this question.

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Personality disorders | Depression

Depression and the power of words

Ben Wilkinson blogs about the role poetry played in his fight against depression

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by | comments

Categories: Depression

The Silent Man

Bryony blogs about her partner’s depression, how they deal with it as a couple and how they’re speaking out.

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | comments

Categories: Depression

Bringing back joy to fight depression

Eleanor shares her experiences of depression and her plan to bring joy back into her life.

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by Eleanor | comments

Categories: Depression

How sport saved my life

George blogs about his experience of depression and the difference that sport made to his life.

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 by George | comments

Categories: Depression

Opening up about depression

Sam shares his experience of depression.

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Sam | comments

Categories: Depression

Explaining depression to those who matter most

Zoe blogs about her experience of explaining depression to her partner.

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Zoe | comments

Categories: Depression

Living with depression: my experience

Amy shares her experience of living with depression.

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Amy | comments

Categories: Depression

John Whaite: why I'm supporting Mind

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite explains why & how he'll be supporting Mind's Happy Monday campaign.

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by John Whaite | comments

Categories: Depression

Talking made me feel less alone

Jess blogs about her experience of opening up about her mental health and the support she received as a result

Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Jess | comments

Categories: Depression

My movie debut....sharing my experience of depression on camera

Georgina blogs about what it was like to star in Mind's new video on depression.

Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 by Georgina | comments

Categories: Depression | Volunteering

My experience of depression

Jacqui from Deloitte talks about her experience of depression and the importance of the Time to Change pledge.

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

Living for myself helps me cope with depression

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

Dear you: an easy way to start talking about your depression

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

Why running helps me manage my mental health

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Anxiety | Depression

Discovering depression

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 by Stephen | comments

Categories: Talking therapies | Depression

Being diagnosed with depression

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | comments

Categories: Local minds | Depression

My battle with schizophrenia and depression

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | comments

Categories: Schizophrenia | Depression

How I came to understand my girlfriend's depression

George blogs about how he came to understand his girlfriend's depression.

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

Mind podcast - Depression

Christina speaks to us about her life with depression, and how self-help groups were the key to her recovery.

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression | Podcasts

My letter to depression

Garry shares with us what he would write if he were to send a letter to his depression.

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | comments

Categories: Depression

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