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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...

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 6, 2016

It can be far too easy to assume you haven’t got any time for a little self care, but in reality you can always find a small space for it. In the long term it will definitely be better for your wellbeing that cutting it out altogether!

After handing in my dissertation l...

February 19, 2016

The other day I wrote myself a kind of mantra about recovery:


Some days in recovery aren't easy. Sometimes you might feel like the world is surely about to end, you can't face getting out of bed and it feels impossibly hard. This is where true recovery is born, where y...

January 12, 2016

If I could share some wisdom with my younger self, I think it would be the following:

  1. Times will get hard, but you will get through them

  2. One day you will find a place where you feel truly accepted for who you are

  3. One day you will begin to learn to love you...

December 20, 2015

The tree is up, presents wrapped, cards sent... It's definitely looking a lot like Christmas as the festivities approach at quite some speed. It's a wonderful and joyful time of the year but maybe it doesn't have to be completely perfect. Christmas is a time to celebra...

December 14, 2015

There's a mess in my head. It's some sort of combination of anxiety, grief, hurt, and about a trillion thoughts swirling and mixing and bashing into each other.

 

I both need people more than I have ever needed them in my life, and can't stand to need. I need people to c...

December 10, 2015

I remember the days in secondary school where I felt like the entire world was against me. Anything that I did, I got judged for. I was put down to the point when I would have cared if I was hit by a bus. I felt like my life was a constant downhill spiral, I was so clo...