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February 6, 2020
“Now I’m just trying to take one step at a time with each day. Without Be Well, in all honestly, I would most probably have ended up se...
January 27, 2020
Four years ago I stepped off a stool with a rope around my neck. Before he called Living Well in Rochdale, Jon He...
January 9, 2020
“I wanted to share my lived experience on a one to one basis and I thought volunteering with Peer Support would give me a good foundati...
“It’s been good for my mental health. It’s made me into a different sort of person and given me confidence. I know I’m no Mo Farah but ...
"I’m enjoying myself and getting my own life back because of Big Life and Living Well. It’s given me a purpose to keep going."...
October 9, 2019
by Nicky Lidbetter, Big Life Director of Mental Health. Those of us that have been knocking around the mental health world fo...
July 9, 2019
My mental health and confidence was on the floor when we first met – you really helped me to pick myself up after a year of grief a...
October 31, 2018
My therapy has changed my life. I feel lighter - like a cloud has lifted me!
I can now say I have less anxiety, I am a more positive person, and I know how to improve my situation
Having someone guide me through developing techniques which help me deal with my anxious symptoms was very supportive
I was always made to feel ‘at home’. I felt valued, and this gave me so much confidence
July 17, 2018
I looked in to volunteering as a way of gaining the skills and experience I was missing.
July 13, 2018
"Working at The Big Life group has provided a lot of opportunities for me to progress my career in mental health."
September 25, 2017
“I couldn’t wish for a better job. I know from experience that making just the smallest difference to someone means everything.”
In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.
We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.
If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.
Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.