I made a decision a couple of years back to leave a job I loved in the NHS – To create a social enterprise that brings people together to inspire, innovate and the share knowledge to support and improve our health service.

My wife was pregnant at the time and it was tough decision to make. The loss of a regular income and the experience of starting a new business during challenging times are...
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I made a decision a couple of years back to leave a
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Alcohol and domestic violence were part of my family. Seeing my mum battered and bruised and left in some horrible states, affected me both at home and in school. I came from a military family and when I left school with no qualifications the military became a place for me!

What people don’t realise is many kids care for their parents. The stress on relationships, PTSD and aniexty leave many...
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Alcohol and domestic violence were part of my family Seeing my mum
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In school I was told I was useless, too stupid to learn! My confidence was shattered and I left school with no qualifications. I couldn’t even look people in the eye and failed at many things in life. It was only when I met someone who believed in me, did my life change. John Haynes

The advice I received was to read, to feed my mind with positivity, and I did for 15 minutes of a morning and...
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In school I was told I was useless too stupid to learn
In school I was told I was useless, too stupid to learn! My confidence was shattered and I left school with no qualifications. I couldn’t even look people in the eye and failed at many things in life. It was only when I met someone who believed in me, did my life change. John Haynes

The advice I received was to read, to feed my mind with positivity, and I did for 15 minutes of a morning and...
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In school I was told I was useless too stupid to learn
Great story from Chester. The message - Channel your thoughts into finding a positive solution #Resilience #Nevergiveup

Anxiety has always effected me. But the main challenge was the people I hung around with. My friends at the time would argue and I would always be involved. It was volatile! I couldn’t sleep properly!

I knew the environment was causing problems but I stayed. My mind...
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Great story from Chester The message Channel your thoughts into finding a
Shirley Hand and Teresa Fitzgerald - Two unbelievable women from Liverpool, who started from nothing to tell the world about impact of ADHD and other learning difficulties!

Laughed at by professors and doctors for their views initially, they have fought the Government and won.

Plus the so called educated elite who used to laugh now they come to them for advice - as they have created the...
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Shirley Hand and Teresa Fitzgerald Two unbelievable women from Liverpool who started
I never dreamt that at the age of 31 I would be a widow with a 4 year-old daughter. Dave had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and after 18 months he passed away at home. I was to start the next challenge - living without him.

For a long time though I didn't live, I existed. One day whilst sat on the kitchen floor, broken off fridge door handle in hand and sobbing my heart out I knew...
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I never dreamt that at the age of 31 I would be
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From mental health breakdown, diagnosed ADHD and suffering post natal depression after the birth of his son, Mark has been through it all.

But through support, a desire to change - Mark set up Father’s Mental Health Day, he is trained in paternal mental health and is working with - The Duchess of Cambridge (lucky man) and has now spoken at 100 conferences! Plus he is a former British...
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From mental health breakdown diagnosed ADHD and suffering post natal depression after
I've met some pretty amazing people recently, none more than Colin Dolan.

From suffering with depression, addiction, making mistakes and almost giving up on life, Colin has set up the Premier League for mental health.

Over 100 team involved, from Everton, Man City and many more using sport and exercise to help people recover from mental health challenges! #Resilience #Nevergiveup

Never...
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I've met some pretty amazing people recently none more than Colin Dolan
Went up Moel Famau, Wales today with this man James Mac and his son, Brandon.

He's raising money for spinal research after his brother was paralysed in a car accident. Climbing up the mountain today, he heads out to the Arctic in -40 degrees in May.

Despite the hard training, trying to raising £1000s to go, preparing mentally and physically and dragging tyres up mountains! He's committed to...
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Went up Moel Famau Wales today with this man James Mac and his son Brandon
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As always, you can overcome anything, do anything! #nevergiveup

Much of my life has been dedicated to bringing up my 2 children as a virtual single mum. Being in relationship with a gambling addict was challenging at times. It brought many stresses and strains within the relationship and takes its toll on your self-confidence and well-being.

My life turned when I was introduced to a personal...
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Love this! Pleasure speaking to Nadia and hearing how she helps so many #resilience #nevergiveup

Anyone who has lived with people with mental health challenges, understands the ups and downs. My partner suffered terribly, and the impact it can have is profound. But I made a decision to stand by him, to support him.

I took in my brother when he was 15 and going through teenage challenges and...
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Love this Pleasure speaking to Nadia and hearing how she helps so
No matter what happens in life, you always have the ability to choose your response to the challenges you face #nevergiveup #ificandoityoucantoo

I grew up as a young lad drawn to a life of crime. It was the violence, money and danger. Although living that life cost me a lot. I spent many years in and out of prison, even my 21st birthday was spent behind bars.It’s only as I grew older into my...
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No matter what happens in life you always have the ability to
Nothing better than when someone bounces back #resilience. Even better that it's a an old school mate. #nevergiveup
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After losing my mum, our family home and income, all within 4 months of each other, I suffered terribly with anxiety. I was told by a friend to read, The Secret.

From reading this book and looking at my life’s path in a different way, the change...
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Nothing better than when someone bounces back resilience Even better that its
On my journey of interviewing from different parts the U.K message always remains the same #nevergiveup! #ificandoityoucantoo!

Having worked hard for an education including a master’s degree, at the end of it all - I had nothing to show for it.

No matter how many jobs I applied for, the answer was no! It reaches a point until you experience nothing but frustration and a lack of confidence....
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On my journey of interviewing from different parts the UK message always
We know life can be tough sometimes, but #nevergiveup

Losing my mum of a heart attack was a devastating blow. But it was compounded when my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the same month.

To get through any adversity, you have to come together with your loved ones, so you unite, it’s the only way. My Dad and I are more than father and son now, we have become best friends. We...
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We know life can be tough sometimes but nevergiveup
Met George in Manchester when I was at a speaking event. Moral of the story commit 100% to what you want.

My dream was skating, but in the Czech Republic, in my village there were only medieval buildings.

To follow the dream I would have to live in Manchester, but I was scared. I could barely speak English, so how could I get a job interview? I didn’t know whether I go, I tossed and turned...
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Aged 21 and fresh out of college, I decided hitchhike to India to study the various religions there. I also wanted the adventure!

Running short of money in Istanbul I acted on a tip and headed to Israel where I was told jobs were available in the copper mines. Bad tip: no jobs! And now I had no money either.

Having a vague memory of a vicar from my town who’d gone to Israel I knocked on the...
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Aged 21 and fresh out of college I decided hitchhike to India
Lying in a hospital bed, being fed through my nose, breathing through a hole in my neck and 15lbs of weight attached to a metal halo screwed into my head.

A team of doctors approached, the chief consultant stepped slightly closer.

‘Steven, you broke your neck.’ There is nothing we can do; you will never walk again.

I was 18 years old! I know struggle. I know what it is to be living...
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Lying in a hospital bed being fed through my nose breathing through
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