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“This Is My Mental Illness” Art Exhibition

This summer, The Project is hosting an art exhibition to raise awareness of mental illness! Thursday 29 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Pippins Community Centre, Axminster It’s not always easy (or possible) to put your feelings into words. I, like a lot of people, find it much easier to express my mental illness and […]

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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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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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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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Annual Review & Impact Summary 2013-14

We are delighted to share our first Annual Review & Impact Summary for the period to 30 September 2014. We are hugely proud of the service we have created, and the difference we are already making to the lives of young people experiencing mental health issues, and their families.  I hope you will find this account of our […]

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Depression is an illness – not a lifestyle choice! – by Debbie

Depression is an illness – not a lifestyle choice! I was away on holiday this week when news of Robin Williams death reached me via my Facebook newsfeed, and I was deeply saddened to read that he had taken his own life. I had not been aware previously of his battles with addiction and mental […]

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#heartonthehand – raising awareness of mental illness

Can you support The Project’s #heartonthehand campaign to help to raise awareness around mental illness, and to promote and raise money for The Project? As some of you know but many of you don’t… In 2009 I was suffering from severe depression, anxiety, anorexia and was self harming on a daily basis. During the following years I […]

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