Personal Stories

scotty

Scotty's Story

Scotty spent most of his young life struggling, before meeting people who had been through similar things to him. Together they're now helping others.

Scotty's Story
Kristi with Prince William

Kristi's Story

On World Mental Health Day volunteer Kristi talks about her experiences of anxiety and depression, and how music has helped.

Kristi's Story
Rebecca

Rebecca J's Story

For World Mental Health Day young volunteer Rebecca talks about having a panic disorder and her experiences of anxiety.

Rebecca J's Story
Jill up a mountain

Jill's Story

Jill shares her experiences of anxiety, and how it's affected her job as an Occupational Therapist.

Jill's Story
Lisa

Lisa's Story

Lisa shares her experiences of living with anxiety and why it’s important to help others.

Lisa's Story
Pam

Pam's Story

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

Pam's Story
David

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 having a drink

Kevin's Story

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

Kevin's Story
paper in a tray representing my thoughts are getting on top of me

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 and his son

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
David

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
Gem and Rebecca chatting

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
Heather

Heather's story

I have suffered from anxiety for many years. I think that I managed to keep it to myself for a while. I started having panic attacks about three or four years ago. At the time I felt really lonely, and wasn’t sure how other people would react to how I was feeling.

Heather's story
Angela

Angela Hamilton's Story

In 2005 I started a job with a major credit card company. I loved my job and as far as I was concerned it was a job for life. April 2006 I was diagnosed with anxiety, stress and depression.

Angela Hamilton's Story
Emma

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