Your stories

 

Mind Membership News, our quarterly membership magazine is for and about members – and it's part of our job to help make sure that members’ voices are heard. We’d like to say thanks to all of the people who’ve generously shared their stories and experiences. Here’s a sample of the latest edition of Mind Membership News – and if you’d like to share your story, we'd love to hear from you.

 

“You can’t explain clinical depression to anybody”

‘”Snap out of it. Pull yourself together.” People say it, or think it, a lot. It’s the most pointless comment, because if you could snap out of it, you would, wouldn’t you? I was lucky, my family never doubted I had anything other than a serious illness.'

 

Read Denise Welch's story

"Being the face of Mind" Polly's starring role

"It was good to see people who have recovered, or who are recovering, as often I only come across fellow sufferers in treatment settings. I felt like I could be myself, that I wasn't going to be judged..."

 

Read how Polly got on

"I try to explain mental health law to police officers"

“I try to explain mental health law to police officers, helping them understand the legal frameworks on which they have little training. I started by writing short pieces about laws and clinical risks, trying to include helpful tips..."

 

Michael Brown, aka Mental Health Cop

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Matt Kurton, Editor Mind Membership News

 

 

“The membership magazine is for and about members – and it’s part of my job to make sure that members’ voices are heard. I’d like to say thanks to all of the people who’ve been generous enough to share their stories and experiences – I can’t overstate how valuable these are.

 

 

"When people speak about their own mental health experiences and the struggles they’ve been through, it helps people to see that they’re not alone, as well as breaking down stereotypes and showing what it’s really like to live with a mental health problem.“

If you’d like to share your story, I’d love to hear from you. Just fill in the form below and I’ll be in touch. Thanks.” Matt

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If you’d like to tell members about your story in Mind Membership News we’d really like to hear from you on topics such as…

  • how you’ve used your experience to promote better understanding of mental health problems
  • how you’ve attended an event to contribute to the development of better mental health services
  • would like to suggest a subject for our metal health focus page
  • or to provide your feedback, good or bad.

We’re always happy to hear from our members!  

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