Beating anxiety: Melissa’s Talking Therapies journey

Melissa came to Talking Therapies Stockport after dealing with anxiety at work, which was worsened by the pandemic. With the help of therapy, she's now feeling more confident socialising and at work.

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Challenging negative thoughts: Rebcecca’s Talking Therapies journey

Rebecca's anxious thoughts were taking over her life. With the help of therapy, she's learned how to overcome her negative thoughts and change her life for the better.

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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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