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These stories have all been shared by Sheffield people who’ve experienced mental health difficulties or distress. You are not alone. We’ve marked some of our mental health stories with ‘trigger warning’, so you can filter these out below. If you feel affected by the content please visit our urgent help section. 

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There’s no shame in asking someone for support if you’re feeling low or stressed. Everyone goes through patches where they don’t feel as good as they should.

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Chris Blackmore: #happysheffield

I am a University Teacher/Researcher in Mental Health at ScHARR (the University of Sheffield), and for this year’s Festival of...

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Violet: My story

    My name’s Violet. I’m 20 years old. I’ve always had a passion to help young people because I...