Personal Stories

Abbie's Story

Abbie talks about how competing in beauty pageants has helped her with her mental health issues.

Abbie's Story

Pam's Story

Pam talks about her experiences of anxiety and depression, and how other's stories have inspired her.

Pam's Story

David M's Story

David talks about his experiences of anxiety, and how yoga and mindfulness practises have helped him.

David M's Story

Kevin's Story

Kevin talks about his experiences of PTSD, and how he hopes his story can help others.

Kevin's Story

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca talks about her experiences with anxiety and depression, and how she’s determined to live her life.

Rebecca's Story

Iain's Story

Iain discusses his experiences with anxiety and depression, and how the arts have helped him work through his issues.

Iain's Story

Rab's Story

Commonwealth Games cyclist Rab Wardell recently took part in our Walk a Mile event with Dunoon Grammar on June 9th. Here Rab opens up about his own mental health issues.

Rab's Story

David A's Story

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week David talks about living with anxiety and depression, and the impact it's had on his life.

David A's Story

Scott's Story

Glasgow Scott McIntyre has been dogged by depression for most of his adult life. After years of medication and therapy, the 39 year old goldsmith finally finds life is on the up.

Scott's Story

Malcolm's Story

Dr Malcolm Harvey talks about his experiences of depression, and the importance of recognising the symptoms.

Malcolm's Story

James' Story

MSP James Dornan has written an amazing piece for us on his experiences of depression, and the difficulty men in Scotland have in speaking about how they are feeling.

James' Story

Tracey's Story.

Tracey has lived with depression for most of her life. Hear how it impacts her, and how others can help her.

Tracey's Story.
Paula

Paula's story

Stigma around mental illness hasn't gone away. People still believe that mental illness isn't an illness, that it's the sufferer to blame for feeling that way because how can your mind control the way you feel, it's surely the person who controls it? Wrong.

Paula's story

Gem and Rebecca's story

Through university best friends Gem and Rebecca have supported each other with their mental health. From helping each other out of bed when they are struggling, to naming their depression to make it seem less frightening, they have been there for each other through tough times.

Gem and Rebecca's story
Suzanne

Suzanne's story

Suzanne started her career as a social worker a few years ago after getting a first class honours degree at university. Unfortunately after her employers found out about her mental health she lost her job.

Suzanne's story
Michelle

Michelle's story

I am 41 years old and was first diagnosed with depression about 4 years ago when I walked into my doctors surgery and just broke down in tears. I work for Police Scotland in a seconded post representing staff across the organisation.

Michelle's story
Susan

Susan's story

Depression leaves me weak, feel like a burden and that I am letting all around me down and I want to hide away from everyone. I get scared how they react to me.

Susan's story
Gemma

Gemma's story

Hear local councillor Gemma speak about her experiences of being dismissed by a GP when she was experiencing depression, because she had 'clean hair and clothes'.

Gemma's story

Emma's Story

For a long time I was embarrassed about my depression, I felt weak and stupid for having it. For an even longer time I did not even realise I had depression

Emma's Story