Personal stories

Finding your voice on Time to Talk Day

On Time to Talk Day 2024, our Digital Communications Officer, Jo, opens up about using her own voice. In an honest account, she reflects on supporting others with their mental health while avoiding the instinctive “Yeah, not too bad” response about her own.

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Navigating adult ADHD

Recovery Coach Jean Deacon opened up about her adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) diagnosis in a recent Learning Lunch…

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Something inside so strong

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To mark World Mental Health Day, we’re delighted to host a guest blog from our Peer Support Officer Kate Thomas. Kate’s courage is self-evident and the hope she gives to so many from sharing her experiences so candidly is clear to see.

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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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