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Crocell’s story: how having a friend and mentor helped me

Crocell, 16, writes about his friendship with his volunteer mentor, Gabrielle. Crocell was referred to our Friendship Works service in…

Tobin’s story: how my new job welcomed me and my mental health monster

Project Manager Tobin, shares his experience with his mental health family monster, as the last blog in our series promoting…

A Dad’s story: family monsters and feeling like we don’t have enough time together

Father’s Day is here but it’s worth remembering that although being a parent is incredibly rewarding it can be hard…

Catherine’s story: how I faced depression and my mental health family monsters

Family Action Learning and Development Coordinator, Catherine shares her mental health family monster as part of our series of blogs…

Jade’s story: why it’s important to talk about your family monsters

Blogger, Jade shares her experience of caring for her niece and nephew as a Special Guardian and why it’s important…

Leah’s story: how I managed my mental health family monster and my job

Administrator, Leah shares her own mental health family monster as part of our series of blogs celebrating Family Action’s commitment…

Fiona’s story: my mental health family monster and work

Early Years Coordinator, Fiona shares her own personal mental health experience as part of our series of blogs celebrating Family…

A Mum’s story: the helping hand I needed

A mother of three shares how she has managed her family pressures and how our Perinatal Support service gave her…

A daughter’s story: my number one mum – mental illness and all…

A daughter shares her experience of having a bipolar mum who is still her number one It’s a funny thing,…