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November 29, 2015

 

Sometimes when we are feeling low we feel so alone, but there is always someone who is there for us, waiting to hold us up through the difficult times.

 

I thought this song summed it up quite well.

 

'A Million Faces' by Thunder 

 

I've never seen you look so empty
I've ne...

November 24, 2015

It's been a month since Mum died. Thirty-one days. Seven hundred and seventy-four hours. Four thousand, four hundred and 60 minutes.

 

It feels like a long time, as though it's been years, but also feels as though she could have died yesterday or last week. If there's on...

November 23, 2015

Being bullied is something which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I wouldn’t even wish it on my bully. It robs you of your self esteem, makes you feel like you’re an easy target and forces you to wonder ‘why me?

 

When I was in Year 7, I was quite a quiet girl. I used...

November 20, 2015

I distinctly remember being about nine or ten and mentioning to a teacher, who asked me why I was crying, that I was being bullied. They told me that I wasn't being hit so it couldn't be bullying. It was, unfortunately, something that really stuck with me but at the ti...

November 20, 2015

It was an absolute pleasure to be asked to write for Strong Young Minds. The work that they do is truly life changing and nothing short of inspirational.

 

My name is Anita Dennison and I am a 19 year old Queen’s University student. I have an award winning campaign that...

November 19, 2015

I believe in equality and it’s something I spend time thinking about… working out new ways to try and reach out to people in need, help change perceptions or even reduce stigma shown towards different groups of people. Perhaps it’s because I’m a vaguely nice person who...

November 16, 2015

Opening up – it is a hard thing to do. Especially if you feel like no one cares. Back in 2012 when my best friend moved to the other side of the country, I felt lost, alone, worthless. I used to isolate myself in my room and I used to do things to hurt myself, physical...

November 16, 2015

I'm deeply saddened by the recent events in Paris. I'm sad that there is such tragedy and terror in the world and I hate seeing unnecessary loss of life.

 

 The hope I take from this situation is that we are all struck by how awful and terrible it is. Thankfully we haven...

November 16, 2015

Mum's funeral was last Friday. We chose to have a small service at the crematorium in the morning followed by a larger thanksgiving service at the church in the afternoon.

 

I've been to a few funerals before now. The first I ever went to was my Grandma's. I was only eig...