Personal Stories

Leanne's Story

Leanne experienced years of discrimination when she experienced an eating disorder. Read her story here, and listen to Leanne on the importance of speaking out.

Leanne's Story

David's Story

Read David's incredible story of recovery from schizophrenia and starting a family

David's Story
Angela

Angela's story

With Post Natal Depression felt as if I wasn’t good enough for my son. I felt like he would be better off without me. I felt like I was incapable of giving him the life he deserved, which in turn made me feel guilty and took me to a very dark place.

Angela'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
Phoebe

Phoebe's story

Nurse Phoebe McBarron speaks about her experiences of self-harm and mental health.

Phoebe'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

Angela's Poem

Watch Angela McCrimmon read her amazing poem Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

Angela's Poem