I've been given multiple diagnoses, including PTSD. I also have several people close to me who have attempted suicide and I’ve been a carer for one loved one with chronic suicidal behaviour.
In 2013 I applied to volunteer with headspace, and I have been volunteering with headspace ever since. It was extremely important for me to access headspace in this way. I feel good about being able to contribute to improving the services available for young people, and being able to help others. I have met many like-minded people, I have met others with my diagnosis, I have learned a lot and I have developed skills. All of these things have also helped my mental health and have been very positive for me. I have volunteered now with headspace for 4 years, and I plan to continue to connect with headspace for as long as I can.
Thanks for reading,
Published 22 September 2016