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Session Rota for 2017

Session Dates 2017 Above is a link to the remaining session dates for the rest of the year, including which age group needs to attend on each day. We felt it would be useful for our members and their parents/carers so they can see exactly which dates they will be required to attend. Please feel […]

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7 points I so wish someone had told me before I sat my exams

7 points I so wish someone had told me before I sat my exams 1. Don’t be too hard on yourself – don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Evteryone is scared, everyone wants to do well and its totally normal to feel like that but don’t crush yourself with your own pressure – ultimately […]

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How Dancing Helps My Mental Health

Today is International Dance Day, so I thought I would tell you about my experience of dancing. I know it’s probably not typical and other people will have different experiences, but I also believe that there is a lot of value in sharing personal stories. It took me 3 years to go to modern jive […]

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Why You Should Register To Vote

    So, it appears there will be a general election on the 8th of June. You might be thinking “why bother?” After all, it often seems politicians don’t care about ordinary people – especially those of us with mental health problems. But this is precisely why you should vote: the decisions made by politicians […]

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A Brief Guide to Bipolar

Today is World Bipolar Day, so it’s an excellent time to highlight the condition and raise awareness. The date was selected because it’s Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday and he is believed to have suffered with bipolar. Bipolar disorder was previously called manic depression and there is no distinction between the two: they are the same […]

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7 Ways Dogs Help Your Mental Health

Crufts is underway and The Project team is full of dog lovers, so we seize upon any excuse to talk about dogs and the mental health benefits they bring! Here are 7 of the top advantages provided by our canine chums: 1. Spending time with a dog can reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Stroking and […]

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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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Common Myths About Eating Disorders

  Since it is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we at The Project thought it’s a great opportunity to tell you the truth about some common myths surrounding eating disorders. These myths are all harmful and could prevent people with eating disorders from seeking help, so they need to be addressed.   Eating disorders are […]

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More than tiredness! One view of depression

More than tiredness! One view of depression – by Jess This is more than just tiredness, more than feeling worn out… in fact it’s something completely different. Tired would suggest you’d had a long busy day, or maybe a bad night’s sleep. This is much more than that, much, much more. This is a tiredness […]

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Tips for Talking about Mental Health

Today is Time to Talk Day, which encourages everyone to talk about mental health with the aim of breaking down stigma. Talking openly about mental health is beneficial for everyone, as the flow of information challenges stereotypes and helps people with mental health problems feel supported. However, since mental health is still a sensitive subject, […]

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