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Lived experience at Mind

On this page, you'll find stories and opportunities related to lived experiences of mental health problems. They were first published in our lived experience newsletter.

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What is the lived experience newsletter?

Mind started our lived experience newsletter in May 2021. We set it up so we could connect with former Time to Change Champions, who campaigned against stigma and prejudice around mental health.

We continue to highlight the voices of people with lived experience. And we publish opportunities where people with lived experience can shape Mind's work. 

When we have new ways for you to get involved, we'll also put them on this page.

Your lived experience stories

Jaz’s story

Author of ‘The Worst Indian Ever’, Jaz shares his experience suffering from depression, painkiller addiction and a subsequent attempt on his life. He talks about what he has learnt and what his path now looks like.

Neelam's story

Neelam's family was torn apart by the suicide of their only son, Akash (Sky). Now, they work with minority communities to fight the taboo surrounding mental health through their charity, Sky Sharma Foundation.

Saroj's story

Saroj lost her son through suicide and suffered abuse from her ex-partner, leading to a divorce and severe depression. She takes us on the journey of creating a new life for her and her daughter.

Other ways to get involved

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