“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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Let’s take on loneliness together – Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

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.

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Blokes Bonfires

men on a beach around a bonfire

When Curly realised how much just chilling out and watching bonfires helped his mental health, he decided to set up Blokes Bonfires to reach out to other men in Somerset.

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Matty’s Everest Challenge

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:

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Looking back at 2021

Today we have launched our new Impact Report, looking back at our 2021 highlights through the lens of our values.

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For Eating Disorders Awareness Week one of our volunteers, Georgie, tells us about her love for pancakes.

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A story of hope for January

We want to reframe this ‘new year new me!’ thought process. So, we’re sharing two stories – one from a Next Steps colleague and one from a member of our STAR Communications Team – about finding hope for the future, even when facing severe mental health problems.

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