Personal Stories

Des' Story

Our Champion Des spoke about his mental health for the first time with his colleagues at the quarry he works at. Find out how he immediately changed people's opinions.

Des' 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
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
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
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

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

Denise's Story

Hear Denise speak about the discrimination she experienced after her work colleagues found out about her experience of mental health problems.

Denise's Story