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Olga from iChoir: how singing can be a positive force for your mental health

Olga is a Co-Chair at the iChoir, she talks to us about her experience in the choir, how singing can help your mental health and how the choir felt about performing at The Community Shield for the Heads Up campaign. Tell us how you came across the choir? Myself and the other Co-Chair, Cath, used…

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Mental health choir, BeeVocal share what it means to them to sing at the launch of Heads Up

Introduce yourself and the organisation you’re from. Dan: I’m Dan, I’m the Musical Director from the choir and co-founder. I set up the choir last year with Triple C. Ged: I’m Ged, from Triple C one of the founding members of the partnership. Laney: I’m Laney, I’m a psychologist and I support the choir with…

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After being unaware that she was experiencing bipolar for years, Liv received the help she needed

Dealing with mental illness can be incredibly challenging. Dealing with mental illness at any age is hard; it can be lonely, isolating, difficult and upsetting. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder back when I was 18, but that wasn’t when my troubles began. Let’s head back to 2007. I was 14, a bright young student…

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Rebecca shares her journey of overcoming her mum’s suicide

*This blog contains discussion about suicide and a brief mention of sexual assault that some readers may find triggering The Challenge My name is Becks Simpson, and on the 21st June 2008 my mum tragically went missing. Myself and my dad were the last people to see her alive. I was 29 years old. Thankfully…

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Meet Team Heads Together 2019: Why Pete’s running the London Marathon

Why are you running the marathon? I’ve never run a marathon but in recent years I’d started to become intrigued about whether it was a physical (and mental) challenge that was within my reach. Watching last year’s event (as a ginger, it better not be that hot this time!) I couldn’t help but be inspired….

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