River felt ready to tell his story after a difficult couple of years working out his identity and dealing with multiple mental health crises. To mark Pride month, we share River’s story and his insights into why Second Step’s support means so much to him.Read More
Whether you love gardening and getting your hands in the dirt, or just enjoy a spot of sunbathing, having even the smallest green space can do so much for our mental wellbeing. For Growing for Wellbeing Week 2022, our Communications Manager, Jane, shares how her beloved local Green came under threat, and how her community rallied to save it.Read More
For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we want to recognise the amazing work our volunteers do for our clients. Their generosity and compassion help us to deliver the best possible support to people struggling with their mental healthRead More
This year Mental Health Awareness Week is about loneliness. We hear from Hope client Vic who reached out for help when he felt his mental health was relapsing. TW: This post mentions suicidal thoughts.Read More
9 to 15 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, a time for breaking down the stigma which still surrounds mental health. This year, we’re going to talk about loneliness. We all feel lonely sometimes, and there are so many different ways we can feel lonely. But we don’t have to struggle by ourselves – let’s take on loneliness together.Read More
This year, Matty is taking on the Everest Challenge. He’s climbing four mountains across England and Wales to raise money for four charities, including us at Second Step, as well as Dementia UK, Mind and Children’s Hospice South West.
Matty’s challenge will see him scale a total of 29,000 feet – the same height as Mount Everest!
Matty’s Everest Challenge schedule:Read More