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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...

April 26, 2016

I'm staring at the screen, wishing the words would come easier. They're there, wrapped up in some part of my head that feels a little unaccessible at the moment. The wrapping; layers of self doubt, perfectionism and pressure... winding around them tightly. Writing shou...

April 25, 2016

My battle with mental illness began at such a young age that I don’t really know what it’s like not to have one.


I became fearful and anxious around food when I was five years old.

 

After seeing a family member become unwell I thought that I would become poorly if...

April 20, 2016

It's Depression Awareness Week this week. Mental health is not something I usually blog about (explicitly) but hey, there's a first time for everything.

 

Depression is arguably more talked about now than it was a few years ago. It seems to be one of the more accepted me...

March 14, 2016

My only respite at the moment is sleep. For those few precious hours each night I don't have to be intensely uncomfortable in my own skin. I can be in my dream away from the itching, bubbling sensations I get in my body. I'm really struggling with body image at the mom...