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Personal stories

Our success is built on the successes of the people that use our services. Read some of their personal stories below to find out more about how we work together with people with mental health problems to help them on their journey towards independent, fulfilling lives.

“Being a young person with learning difficulties and mental health issues you’re usually thrown from pillar to post with people not wanting to deal with the issues and just trying to pin it on the other thing. This often leaves me on a longer path to getting support than is necessary.” Read James’ Story

“I have spent a large amount of time as an inpatient, and so decision making was something I handed over in order to focus on eating. I think that over a prolonged period of time, I lost the confidence to feel able to make decisions without someone else’s approval.” Read Anneka’s story 

“A few years ago, my wife divorced me. I got pneumonia and went into hospital in Bournemouth. I was okay there for a while but they didn’t know where to put me.” Read Martin’s story.

“I was doing a 9 to 5 job and was living independently in Bournemouth, taking a couple of evening classes. Then I had a breakdown.” Read Dave’s story.