“I’ve suffered with mental health challenges most of my life, to the point where I nearly lost my life. My head was a whirlwind of negative thoughts and emotions, and I was diagnosed with all sorts of disorders: anxiety, panic, depression, agoraphobia, PTSD and bi-polar. When I tried to take my own life – that was rock bottom for me. I couldn’t leave my house or socialise for years, I felt I’d let my family down – especially my children. Medication was not enough for me, it was only when I engaged with the Health and Wellbeing College that I started to get the help I really needed. I can honestly say this place saved my life; they helped me see that I was a human being with the right to have a beautiful life like everyone should.