We all tell stories, whether we know it or not. They don’t have to be written in a book; they can be every day life stories. When you tell your friend about a trip you took down the town that’s a story too. Every story has value.
Have a look at our stories below. We’d also love to hear your story, told in whatever way inspires you – find out more by reading our guidelines.
We will use trigger warnings when our Editing Panel feel it is appropriate, and you can use the filter to take these stories out. If you feel affected by the content of any of the stories please click here.
Each month we focus on a particular theme, and encourage the community to share short comments about their experiences, to go alongside the longer stories.
Sometimes helps comes from the most unexpected of places and makes a difference to your life that you never thought possible.
Jess visits Sheffield's first cat cafe and gives us the lowdown on the residents there. Cat cuddles and cake; that's proper therapy.
We asked our community to share their stories of 'Pet Positivity', and the photos and words came in thick and fast. These submissions are a testament to the difference it can make when you share your life with an animal.
Anne Sophie shares her story of abuse and its subsequent effects, learning about C-PTSD, and her methods for coping. Trigger warning: abuse
As part of May's monthly theme 'your experiences of mental health services' we invited the community to send in their questions to be answered by Healthwatch Sheffield. Here, a member of our community asks what to do when the service they need doesn't exist.