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Author Archives: Kerry Cable

Why I Run – By Rich Potter (Volunteer)

On Sunday 12 th March, Myself and my friend, George, will be running the Bath Half Marathon. We have been using this opportunity to fundraise money for two charities: MacMillan Cancer Support & The Project. On the fundraising page (link below) you can find our reasons for choosing these two great charities; what you won’t […]

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The Last Time – written by one of our young people, Gemma

The Last Time. This is the last time I’m going to write about you. I could probably write a book about you, and all the things we did together, but, at the end of the day, you couldn’t even write a sentence about me. So I’m giving myself a rest. My Fingers know your name […]

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THINGS PARENTS ASK – What can I do about my child’s gaming obsession?

THINGS PARENTS ASK What can I do about my child’s gaming obsession? During the years that I have been supporting young people and their parents, this is the question I have been asked more than any other. I cannot count the number of times I have been contacted by stressed mums and dads who are […]

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Online Resources for Mental Health Awareness

I have recently come across a website that has a really comprehensive list of online courses that will help to broaden your understanding of Mental Health. www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/interest-courses/mental-health/ You don’t have to be considering a career in this field to get something from these courses. Perhaps you have a loved one that you would like to […]

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Chronic illness, the mind & the self

I’m Kerry, the mental health worker at The Project, and I have written a post over on my blog about how chronic illness can have an impact on mental health and identity. I wanted to share it on here too, as someone out there may relate to it. I have found that hearing people talk […]

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Air Brushing & Mental Health

So let’s talk about airbrushing and photo editing. I think by now most people know that photo editing is EVERYWHERE. From the Amaro filter on your Instagram selfie to the photo shop experts giving people face lifts from the comfort of their office chairs. And why is this? First and foremost these images are always […]

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Second Mental Health Award Nomination!

                        This is an article taken from the local paper, ‘View from Axminster’ today. Debbie will be heading down to the awards ceremony this week. Whether we win or not it’s an absolute honour to be nominated.    

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Roots and Wings

Sarah read this poem in a session the other night and I liked it so thought I would share it with you all. Let us know what you think in the comments 🙂 If I had two wishes, I know what they would be I’d wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set […]

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Proud moment for The Project as Debbie accepts the South West Mental Health Hero Award!

    We are all incredibly proud of Debbie and think this is well deserved. She works incredibly hard for The Project and mental health issues in general, it’s fantastic to see this being acknowledged. For more details please visit the links below – Midweek Herald article ITV News coverage    

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My Second Family – by Kate N.

My Second Family I love coming to the project because I’m understood but it’s only recently I’ve learnt this. Although my family try to be supportive they just don’t get it, during a discussion around robin William’s death my own family were saying he was selfish to do that and had no sympathy towards what […]

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