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August 6, 2019
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.
July 22, 2019
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...
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...
June 7, 2019
'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'
May 29, 2019
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.
March 19, 2019
In the face of adversity, there has never been a more important time to break down barriers and to build stronger communities.
November 5, 2018
I didn't want to leave the house. I basically pushed everyone away; I just wanted to be left on my own.
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
September 27, 2018
Almost 300 staff from across Big Life came together on Friday 21 September to celebrate their hard work at the 2018 Staff Awards.
July 30, 2018
When we decided to bid to set up and run a free school, it wasn't an endorsement of educational policy, but a pragmatic response.
July 17, 2018
I looked in to volunteering as a way of gaining the skills and experience I was missing.
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.