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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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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...

Lucy-Paige Hamilton: Therapy

Lucy-Paige Hamilton: Therapy

“Some people hate the thought of their mental health difficulties being labelled, but for others the acknowledgement of the problem...

Angela Slater: Time to Change

Angela Slater: Time to Change

My name is Angela Slater and I am the Community & Equalities Coordinator for the North East, Yorkshire & Humber...