Bryan Woods tells, from his own experience, about the desperate need for change in attitudes towards and treatment of people who live with mental health challenges.
One of the worst aspects of mental ill-health is the loneliness it can bring. When I was severely depressed I simply withdrew from society. It was my instinct to isolate.
It’s almost the end of our Big Give Christmas Challenge Campaign! There’s still time to double your donation here. We spoke to our wonderful Outreach Manager, Crystal Bloomfield, about our outreach programme.
On day five of our Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign, where every donation is doubled for this week only, we spoke to one our wonderful volunteers and outreach clients, Jamie, about the services we offer.
On day three of our Big Give campaign, we spoke to our founder, Louise Hallett, about why she formed Hammersley Homes
It was the end of a long journey for me. On the 21st January 2015, I was formally discharged from the care of my local Community Mental Health Team. It was a journey that had started back in 1996.
As part of our Big Give Campaign this week, where all donations are doubled at no cost to you through the Christmas Challenge, we spoke to a doctor about how people end up in hospital when they reach crisis point with the symptoms of their mental illness.
As part of our Halloween celebrations, we embarked on a pumpkin-themed adventure with some of our Outreach clients. Whilst the pumpkin pyramid and spooky skeletons might have sent a shiver down their spines, they had a brilliant time exploring the local community and spending time with our lovely volunteers.
On 9th October, volunteer Pedro Feitor ran a half marathon to raise valuable funds for Hammersley Homes. Bryan Woods recently spoke to Pedro about his amazing achievement.