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Our Hand Comments

  Since it’s World Mental Health Day, we thought we would share some of the comments given by young people in our workshops. Participants are given a blank #heartonthehand image and encouraged to write comments about what they have learned in the workshop. The comments can be about how they have a better understanding of […]

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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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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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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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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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Another (Different) Brick in the Wall – by Kerry C

People are always saying motivational things about how it’s great to be different. But, when I think back over my life the first experiences that come to mind are always memories of negative experiences of it. For example, I was born with an extra bone in my left foot. That’s pretty different. It’s a very […]

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