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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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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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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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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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Another Brick Wall – by Anon.

Imagine being stood in a tunnel, pure darkness. Suddenly you come across another brick wall. The thing is you can sit on the floor crying looking up at the wall and stay there for days on end. However sitting there will not change anything. You need to believe you can stand up and walk towards […]

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Hormones, Huskies & Happy Endings…. – by Kerry C

The first time I remember skipping a meal was when I was 8/9. I was at primary school and – I can’t remember why –but I decided I wasn’t going to eat my packed lunch for a few days. My best friend at the time told my mum and she had a talk with me […]

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