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Stories here are by Sheffield people who’ve experienced mental health difficulties or distress, as well as friends, family and carers. You are not alone. We’ve marked some of our mental health stories with ‘trigger warning’, so you can filter these out below. If you feel affected by the content please visit our urgent help section. 

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Naomi

Naomi - My Mental Health City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egc1luCnyOw Naomi shares her thoughts and feelings about mental health, and how to make the experience of mental health services...

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Naomi

Naomi - My Mental Health City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egc1luCnyOw Naomi shares her thoughts and feelings about mental health, and how to make the experience of mental health services...

J2W - My Mental Health City

J2W - My Mental Health City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06jmKV54iuk Jayden aka J2W recently shared his thoughts on mental health, and how to improve the mental health of Sheffield....

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Neil - My Mental Health City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJl4-QTDpnk&t=3s Neil tells of his experiences living with a disability and his mental health. Topics include: how important it is...

My Story (Anonymous)

My Story (Anonymous)

At 26-years-old I was married with a son. I was a sound engineer, session musician, and my band was weeks...

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Nicole Haythorne: Anxiety

Anxiety My friends make plans,But I can never go as one.You are my shadow,On the darkest of days.With you around,I...

Chrissie's Story

Chrissie's Story

I was only 8 years old when my father killed himself after a long struggle with mental illness. The effect...