Ambassadors

I started this page by myself, but as it began growing I realised that I might need to reach out for help. I am consistently growing as a person and everything I do is progressing with me. That’s why I found some wonderful mental health advocates to help spread the mental health awareness through the MH Stories platform.

Meet the MH Stories Ambassadors

Sarah “I’m 27 and originally from Vienna/Austria, but currently living in Nottingham/UK, where I’m working towards a doctorate in Psychology – later on I want to specialise in Forensic Psychology. Previously to that, I studied Opera Singing.

I have been diagnosed with PTSD among other mental health issues in the past, but after two years of therapy consider myself fully recovered. I’m still seeing a therapist occasionally, though, to clean up the mess everyday life leaves in our minds and bodies.

As a victim of sexual assault, I feel very passionate about raising awareness about this topic, as well as feminism and empowering women. In my free-time I like to spend time with my dog, write, work out and travel. I’m always here to listen to you, if you ever need to talk, vent or if you have any questions. You can contact me in English or German on Instagram or email me at sarahomh@yahoo.com”

Sarah’s story

Sarah’s posts

I was diagnosed a couple of years ago as Type 2 Bipolar and am managing it without medication or therapy. I have seen counsellors who specialise in person centred therapy in the past and I wouldn’t rule it out in the future as I found it very beneficial at the time. I’ve realised the importance of listening to my body, trusting that it will tell me what it needs. Easier said than done sometimes but it’s all part of the learning process.
My hobbies include modelling, photography, building LEGO models, sewing… basically anything creative. Music is also a big part of my life, I’ve got a growing vinyl collection and love going to gigs – you can’t beat that feeling of being at a live show, whatever the genre.

Connecting with people on social media has helped me so much so I’m more than happy to chat to anyone who needs it – you can find me on Twitter or Instagram.”

Sian’s story.

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catlinCaitlinI’m 27 and living in Derbyshire.

I have suffered from depression and anxiety since my early teens, and two years ago I gave up work to recover, after bullying in the workplace affected my mental health so much I became suicidal. I’m in recovery now and working somewhere I love – but it’s an ongoing process and I believe I will always struggle with my mental health. However I am still optimistic – I have learnt so much about how to look after myself and my mental health.

In the past Counselling has been a huge part in my recovery. For me, medication helps, as well as yoga and mindfulness. I try to be really open about my mental health, because the more we talk about it, the less it is a source of shame. No one should EVER feel ashamed about mental illness; it’s real, it’s scary, and sadly it’s all too common. 

After my experience with bullying I just want to spread a little bit of kindness and positivity, and support people who may be going through similar struggles with their mental health.

You can find me on Instagram.

Caitlin’s story.

Caitlin’s posts.