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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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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