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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Katie attends national conference on mental health and wellbeing – by Katie R

I represented The Project at the Youth Work Counts conference in Leeds, which was hosted by Ambition and UK Youth. I was really inspired by all the good work going on around the country with regards to young people’s wellbeing. I thought it would be a good opportunity for those interested to hear a little […]

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