We are driven by the lived experiences of the people we support and work with and are committed to person-centred approaches and meaningful participation.
That’s why we want to share the many stories of the people at Change Mental Health to learn about their journey and the transformational support they have received when they need it and in a way which works best for them.
When Lee joined Change Mental Health, it was her first paid role in 19 years – mainly due to caring commitments, which including caring for one of her sons who lives with schizophrenia.
David experienced isolation and loneliness almost all his adult life. This caused feelings of depression and paranoia, making it more difficult to reach out for help.
All too often, people receive support for their mental health once they hit crisis stage. So how can we work to prevent people reaching that stage?
When you have been through it yourself, you understand what people are going through when they come through the door and ask for help.
"Change Mental Health is a place which helps me with my feelings of isolation, lack of confidence and gets me involved in lots of activities – all of which have helped me and given me a sense of purpose."
It was 2002: Euan worked for the water board in Blantyre. Driving to work one morning, he was involved in a multiple car pile-up on the motorway.
My story began in August 2019, when a police officer came to my door to tell me that my wonderful and only brother, Graeme, had died by suicide. I want to tell you my personal experience of losing someone I love to suicide.
Janice Mylan is a Carer Support Worker in Tayside for Change Mental Health and empowers carers to actively think of their own health and wellbeing and self-care
There is no doubt that, at times, being a carer is a difficult job. The time, energy and patience needed to care for someone is significant and can leave little time for anything else.
We raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make.
Dawn is somebody who has blossomed after being referred to Change Mental Health’s Carer Support service.
Change Mental Health’s Resilience service in Fife provides one-to-one support and facilitates Community Peer Support Groups.
Living and working rurally can bring added challenges to the sense of loneliness we are all susceptible to.