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February 22, 2017

Sophie is a fellow Strong Young Minds volunteer who has recently joined the project; she wants to share her story of mental health with me, and give some positive advice to others through doing so. 

”My name is Sophie, I am 22 years old and have suffered from depre...

October 7, 2016

Helen is 18 years old and has received help from the mental health services CAMHs and CLD from the age of 13. She’s agreed to talk with me about her experience with both services and how they helped to improve her mental health.

At what age did you first receive help fr...

August 7, 2016

Chloe is 19 years old. She suffers with two conditions which have a large effect on everyday life and her mental health, and is currently undergoing medical treatment to find a long-term solution. She is participating in #SpeakUpSYM because she wants to contribute towa...

July 28, 2016

Recovery from a mental health condition is a complex and difficult journey that can be a full time endeavour. It’s not a a linear process; but full of blips and struggles as well as triumph and success. Recovery can be hard enough without unhelpful (even if well meanin...

July 26, 2016

Today Abi launched her #SpeakUpSYM blog page. The main focus of her blog is to publish interviews with local individuals about their experiences with changes to their mental health & how they managed this.

Abi's first article is an interview with Christopher, please rea...

July 18, 2016

It’s graduation season. Facebook knows it, Instagram knows it; it feels like everyone in the world is graduating. If you can count yourself among that number, then all I have to say is this: congratulations. I have so much respect and admiration for anyone who complete...

June 11, 2016

Emma Rawlins found herself in a position that a lot of parents are finding themselves in today. She had a teenage daughter that she loved dearly who was experiencing issues which not only affected her but the whole of the family. Emma's story is for all the parents tha...

June 11, 2016

I am writing this as Dumfries and Galloway’s Third Sector Young Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year which is so amazing and I still can't quite believe it.

But I will take you back to a shy, quiet, unconfident 12 year old Amy who didn't know quite where she fitted in, i...

June 6, 2016

We’ve passed the seven month mark. Seven months since Mum died. I’m not sure when I’ll stop counting these milestones. Maybe it’ll happen when things get easier. I’m not sure it’s getting any easier yet, in some ways it’s getting harder. The day Mum died was hard, but...