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Jack reflects on the experience of being ‘outed’ as living with anxiety and sees connections to father-son relations in the form of role modelling.
Ruth Durkin describes her life with bipolar and the impact that a correct diagnosis had on her treatment and behaviour. She describes, too, how changes in perceptions - her self-perception and others’ perceptions of her - have accompanied the change in the name of her condition. Trigger warning: references to self-injury
Leon Taylor is a former silver medal-winning Olympic diver who participated at 3 Olympic Games and was a member of the Great Britain team for 16 years. He has since been a mentor to Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes, a BBC commentator and is a speaker on TEDX Talks about mental health and wellness (relaying his own experiences). Ruth, one of our volunteer Creative Content Producers, went to interview him.
Jess Gibson asked the women at Together Women Project what they thought about role models, who do they look up to and what makes a good role model to them? The following report is a mixture of responses from many of the women; here is what she found out…
Becky tells us how swimming not only helps her relax and gives her some respite from her anxieties, but also that she is getting a physical workout which helps lift her mood too.