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From Suicidal Thoughts To Working With Brotectors

From Suicidal Thoughts To Working With Brotectors

One day I will always remember forever, and this is what inspires me to keep pushing, I returned home from a long day at work, sat on my sofa and just burst into tears. I recall thinking I have no purpose.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Yesterday saw the start of Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK.  Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation it takes place from 18-24 May, with this year’s theme being kindness.

Help Yourself!

Help Yourself!

If you’re in a rut, do something about it. If you don’t, then things will never improve. Take responsibility because you only have one chance. 

My Year of Isolation

My Year of Isolation

I will open by saying I am in no way a professional in mental health. This is simply the story of my 2019, and how I held myself together during my year of isolation. I’m on a steady, and happy road to recovery now, taking back control of my life one step at a time. This is what helped me, and I hope it can in some way help you too.

Community Spirit At Its Best!

Community Spirit At Its Best!

Earlier this week we put out a call, across social media channels and our newsletter, for any superheroes to come forward.We wanted to hear your inspirational stories to help lift the mood of the nation during these difficult and unusual times.One particular story that captured our imagination was that of Hannah Molloy from Manchester. 

A Difficult Transition

A Difficult Transition

Throughout my professional career I never really fully understood the issues surrounding mental health until I became affected. Playing rugby for over 17 years was a privilege and something I never took for granted. I felt as if I had been chosen, one of the lucky ones and I knew one day it would have to come to a stop. We all say that we are ready to stop, but who are we kidding? To play a sport 90% of the population do for a hobby professionally is something to be very proud of and becomes part of your DNA. 

Drink, Drugs and Football

Drink, Drugs and Football

In the mid-80s, I started going to football in London with my mates. Being the mid-80s and being a bunch of impressionable, fashion conscious 15 year-old lads about town, out for the latest thrill, the London football scene of the time was an incredibly attractive scene to get involved with; fashion, music, alcohol and violence. They were like magnets to lads like us.