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Hot flushes and cold truths: My perimenopause journey

11 October 2023

To mark World Menopause Day, Melissa Shoemark, a Senior Recovery Coach with our Somerset-based support and housing service, Step Together,…

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Growth, a poem – Black History Month 2023

4 October 2023

Growth, a beautiful poem shared with us by one of our Second Step colleagues this Black History Month: I’ve become…

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Black History Month 2023 – #WeMatter

29 September 2023

Every October we celebrate Black History Month. This year the theme is celebrating our sisters – applauding their invaluable contribution…

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Safe mental health space The Sanctuary now run by Second Step

26 September 2023

Mental health charity Second Step is delivering Bristol-based The Sanctuary after taking on the service from St Mungo’s.  The Sanctuary,…

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‘Only when I laugh, doctor’ – the importance of sick leave as a fundamental workers’ right 

13 September 2023

Putting mental health first means taking the time to rest and recover when needed. But many people are familiar with…

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Claire from Communications Team

Suicidal thoughts and me

12 September 2023

A blog exploring suicidal thoughts and what can be done to help.

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