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Message of Hope

Hi, my name is Jo and I have attempted to take my own life; this is my message of hope.   Weird way to start a conversation about recovery, right?...

Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery College

September 7, 2021

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Physically distanced, socially close

Most of us have had to make all sorts of adjustments since the world slipped into a crisis last year.  Early on a couple of friends mentioned to me that perhaps those of...

Andrew

July 30, 2021

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Using Music to Overcome Abuse

I am a survivor of child abuse. That is not something that will ever be easy to admit to, or something that I will get over. It feels as if...

Maddie Morris

May 25, 2021

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Never give in! – Only the lonely

Since my wife passed away nearly three and half years ago I have had plenty of loneliness and isolation in my life. The evenings used to be the worst. There...

Tony

April 27, 2021

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Bittersweet – the lifting of restrictions

Ah, the lockdown restrictions are being removed bit by bit and everyone is happy to get back to normal. Well, maybe not everyone. The pandemic has been awful, that goes...

Jo

April 22, 2021

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The ‘M’Word

I am a woman of a certain age and actually I don’t mind that.  Growing older is a privilege not afforded to everyone and, with age I have discovered some...

Rachel Anne Dunn

April 14, 2021

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Co-production in Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

The Recovery and Wellbeing College was established in 2014. It has over 600 learners enrolled over 60% of who access Mental Health Services. The College is led by South West...

The College

April 6, 2021

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Discover 2020 – Pandemic Stories – Carrie 2

  ‘I sobbed and sobbed’. A rare visit from a loved one in lockdown.  2020 will be a year forever remembered for a Pandemic that changed the world, that challenged...

Discovery 2020 - Pandemic Stories

March 22, 2021

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Discover 2020 – Pandemic Stories – Carrie 1

  A look back at the high and lows of the past year.  Here Carrie enjoys the peace and quiet of the first lockdown. 2020 will be a year forever...

Discovery 2020 - Pandemic Stories

March 22, 2021

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Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories – Sara

  The first lockdown takes its toll on Sara’s mental health 2020 will be a year forever remembered for a Pandemic that changed the world, that challenged the mental health...

Discovery 2020 - Pandemic Stories

March 22, 2021

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