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.
As we celebrate Black History Month this October, Sheffield Flourish feature the work of ADIRA in supporting BME people in Sheffield. Rob Barnett found out more about the organisation and what they are up to by speaking with ADIRA’s founder.
Here we have a positive story of someone confronting a negative issue in their life and managing to find a successful conclusion.
Curious to find out how creativity can interact with our mental wellbeing, Peter went along to a recent event co-hosted by Sheffield Flourish. At the event participants were invited to get involved with creative workshops. Their creations will become part of the upcoming The Labyrinths of Sheffield - a series of three mindful labyrinths set up in Sheffield as part of Festival of the Mind.
After Dan McAllister died by suicide in May 2015 his family set up SToRMS, an organisation working to prevent deaths like Dan’s. Suzanne, Dan’s mum, talks about what they hope to achieve. Trigger warning: suicide
Here Anne Sophie discusses the challenges of talking about trauma, particularly with those close (or who you’d like to be close) to you. Who can be trusted, who needs to know, and how they will react to her story? Trigger warning: abuse
Peter encourages us to aspire to be better listeners. Helpful tips are gleaned from the Samaritans' 'Talk to us' campaign and shared with us in this article.