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Posts by Vanessa Allen

Group Volunteer: Becky

Becky is a volunteer for our CONNECT groups in Gloucestershire, as well as with the Dementia Wellbeing Hub. She lives with some difficulties in her own life, and we spoke to her about how her volunteering helps her overcome these.

Student Volunteer: Nice

Nice has been volunteering for Guideposts at our Community Mental Health Hub in Watford, Henry Smith House, since 2019. We spoke to Nice about her experience with us.

Personal Connection

Many of our in-person groups have been meeting again in the last few weeks, and it’s wonderful to make personal connections again.

Real-life Tips to help with a Diagnosis of Dementia

June gave a talk to Guideposts Dementia Carers Group in April about what to do on diagnosis of dementia, where she highlighted these tips from her own experience.

Better Connected Service Unites Ambitious Fundraising Pair

Meet Julian and Dawn, an amazing pair who don’t shy away from a challenge! They met via Better Connected, the...

Mental Illness – the by-product of evolutionary changes?

In our final guest blog for Mental Health Awareness Week Carole explains how being prone to mental illness may genetic in a similar way to some physical illnesses.

Schizophrenia – Let’s Stop the Stigma

In our second guest blog for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Carole, a member of our community mental health hub in Watford, gives an honest account of living with schizophrenia, her experience of what it has brought her, as well as the social stigma.

Making a Difference to my Mental Health

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 we are delighted to feature articles by a member of our community mental health hub in Watford, Carole.

Witney Music Festival Reconnecting!

Witney Music Festival is going LIVE on Windrush Radio, MixCloud, Twitch and YouTube this year! Join us for a day of great local music on Saturday 12th June.

Spring Newsletter from South West Hertfordshire

The latest newsletter from our team in south west Hertfordshire has news about face-to-face services restarting, lots of useful hints and tips, and some great articles from our members.