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Big Life recognised as a great place to work

The Big Life group has received accreditation showing that it is among the best places to work in the country, according to its 500 members of staff.

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Life giving question: Fatima’s Big Life journey

I’ve never experienced a workplace like this for giving so much support to staff.

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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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Growing and learning everyday: James’ Big Life journey

“The connection that I have with clients now is unreal. I see myself growing and learning everyday with Big Life. They have given me th...

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Working Well, Feeling Better – Kelly’s Big Life story.

I didn't want to leave the house. I basically pushed everyone away; I just wanted to be left on my own.

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Stars recognised at annual Big Life awards

Almost 300 staff from across Big Life came together on Friday 21 September to celebrate their hard work at the 2018 Staff Awards.

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Volunteer to full-time: Andrea’s Big Life journey

I looked in to volunteering as a way of gaining the skills and experience I was missing.

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Taking the plunge: Siobhan’s Big Life journey

"I saw a poster advertising apprenticeships, so I thought I’d give it a go, and went ahead and applied."

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Kick-starting a career: Sarah’s Big Life journey

"Working at The Big Life group has provided a lot of opportunities for me to progress my career in mental health."

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On the path to progress: Tommy’s story

“I couldn’t wish for a better job. I know from experience that making just the smallest difference to someone means everything.”

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Back to work: Rebecca’s story

"Working Well looked at what I wanted to do, and what I needed to work on to get into work."

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Coronavirus update

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.