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Unity Community Primary asks dog owners to “PUT YOUR DOG POO IN THE BIN!”

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Longsight Community Primary is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Longsight Community Primary has been rated 'good' by Ofsted for the second time.  The school opened as a free school in September 2013 in response ...

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Whose Choice? The changing face of mental health services

by Nicky Lidbetter, Big Life Director of Mental Health. Those of us that have been knocking around the mental health world fo...

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What price Sanctuary?

Big Life’s charity, Self Help, has been delivering mental health services since 1995, when we ran our first peer-led self-help group for people suffering from anxiety and depression.

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Reflecting the diverse communities we work in through BAME staff development

Looking back 18 months, I think I can admit to being a bit smug. We have always made local recruitment part of what we do. Reflecting the diverse c...

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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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Child poverty – it’s time to be outraged

When I spoke at an event last week on child poverty, one of the audience asked – why aren’t we outraged? Well, I am outraged.

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No more important time to break down barriers

In the face of adversity, there has never been a more important time to break down barriers and to build stronger communities.

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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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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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