You didn’t try and fix me

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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.

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Who knew the Green was so important to me?

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.

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My Second Step Journey


For Volunteers’ Week 2022, Support Worker Charlie shares his Second Step journey and how his volunteering experience helped him achieve his goal of working in mental health support.

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“Sometimes we can’t do things alone”

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.

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