Reigniting the fire with Be Well

When B first came to see Richard at Be Well he'd been out of work for 5 months, had no food in the house and was racking up rent arrears. With Richard's help, B kicked these obstacles into touch and rebooted his ambitions.

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Escaping the legacy of childhood trauma: Clare’s Be Well journey

Mum of four, Clare’s life unravelled when the pandemic hit. Talking to Bernadette, a Be Well Employment Coach, proved a turning point.

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People not Problems – are services working for people with autism?

Big Life's Medical Director, Louise Grant, explains that for a lot of people with autism, life is what happens while they are waiting for a service.

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Stronger together: Damian’s Be Well journey

"I’d hit rock bottom before I got to Be Well. I didn’t know where to turn. I’d had no help caring for my mum. No one wanted to know."

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Taking control one step at a time: Shannon’s Be Well journey

“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...

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Building bridges to a new life: Jon’s Big Life journey

Four years ago I stepped off a stool with a rope around my neck. Before he called Living Well in Rochdale, Jon He...

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Turning stigma into strength: Rachel’s Big Life journey

“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...

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Running towards dreams: Tony’s Big Life Journey

“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 ...

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From street life to community champion: Andy’s Big Life journey

"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."...

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Finding the strength to move forward – Carly’s Be Well journey

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...

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From surviving to thriving – Lucy’s Big Life Journey

'I was afraid for myself and my family. I didn’t want to die but I saw no other way in my mind. This is when I knew I had to get help'

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Enjoying life again: Katherine’s Big Life journey

My therapy has changed my life. I feel lighter - like a cloud has lifted me!

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Facing Fears: Helena’s Big Life Journey

I can now say I have less anxiety, I am a more positive person, and I know how to improve my situation

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Out of My Comfort Zone: Therese’s Big Life Journey

Having someone guide me through developing techniques which help me deal with my anxious symptoms was very supportive

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Taking Control: Kris’ Big Life journey

I was always made to feel ‘at home’. I felt valued, and this gave me so much confidence

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