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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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What does it feel like to self-harm? – by Jess

          What does it feel like to self-harm? – by Jess What does it feel like to self-harm? Well, let’s go to the beach. And walk into the water, blindfolded. Just keep walking, you don’t know where you’re going. You just know you’re going deeper and deeper out into the sea. […]

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The Project Responds to Theresa May’s Pledge to Provide More Support for Young People with Mental Health Problems

On Monday 9th January, Prime Minster Theresa May announced her intention to provide more support for children and young people with mental health problems (see the BBC report here). Her proposals include providing more mental health awareness training for teachers and helping schools to link up with mental health experts in their areas. She also […]

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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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