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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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Summer by a lake

Summer: We miss

We miss We miss the beauty in life Four walls; stigmatised We miss idle pleasure Locked away like hidden treasure...

A drawing by Neil

Neil Simpson: My story

Film by Gemma Thorpe; image by Kay Aitch. https://youtu.be/LT6Kn3mjoGM My name is Neil Simpson. I am a citizen of Sheffield....

Tammy Raines: Compassion Convoy

I first got involved with Recovery Enterprises through the Compassion Convoy, funded by the Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust....

Sue Sibbald: Rhubarb crumble

Sue Sibbald: Rhubarb crumble

To begin with I will give you two definitions of validation… To acknowledge and accept a person’s feelings, thoughts, behaviours...