Category Archives: Inspirational Stories

Nirvana and Me

This inspirational story is from Bob Brotchie, a local psychotherapist from Newmarket, who shares his healing journey from childhood loss and pain towards peace, greater self-esteem, focus and creativity. It’s the mid 70’s and I’m in my parents’ bedroom, ‘nosing’ through drawers in a dresser. At eleven, the youngest son of three…and our mother had…

Subjects Needed for Mental Health Photographic Exhibition

When making difficult decisions, feeling low or needing space to contemplate, many people turn to a specific place that is special to them and helps them to feel at peace, a place of sanctuary.  It may be a particular location such as a special beach, woodland area, or place of worship. Or it may be…

Finding New Hope Through Back to Work Support

The following individuals, Ben Brace (30) and Doreen Smith (52) had seen their lives spiral into despair following acute depression and stress. After gaining good local support and being helped back into employment by the charity Workwise, both are experiencing a new lease of life. Ben began to experience mental health issues around five years…

Journey to an Altered State and Back Again

This inspirational story from a local lady highlights that episodes of mental illness do not necessarily mean you will experience mental ill health for the rest of your life… for the purpose of this article, the author prefers to remain anonymous… I had a manic depressive episode in 1985.  Nowadays it’s bi-polar and gets lots…

Teenage Depression & The Journey Beyond – A Personal Account by Amy Johnson

14 years old and on Prozac. That was me 15 years ago and it was the beginning of a path that led me everywhere except where I thought I wanted to be. It all started when my life began to change beyond my control before I was emotionally equipped to deal with it. I know…

Climbing Out Of The Dark

Each month I like to publish an inspirational story about someone who has been on some kind of journey with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. When we feel down, depressed or in a difficult place, it can sometimes to be difficult to find hope and belief that things can get better.  I hope the…

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