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Pride Month – Why is Pride important? 

Pride Month – Why is Pride important? 

To share a quote “true belonging doesn’t require that we change who we are; it requires that we be who we are” - Brene Brown, and to me that is why Pride is important. When it comes to people’s mental health our sense of identity, who we are, has a huge impact on our...

‘Invisible Army’ – poem for Carers Week

‘Invisible Army’ – poem for Carers Week

As part of Carers Week (6-13 June 2022), our Peer Specialist Carer Joy has written a poem which reflects on the theme of 'Make caring visible, valued and supported'.   Invisible Army  We’re the person that tries to help, to understand, their troubles, their pain that...

Kyle’s story

Kyle’s story

Hi, my name is Kyle and I’m a Sports & Social Coordinator for the Forum. I live in Dorset with my partner and two young boys. Football is my go-to happy place as you will learn below! My story starts back in my childhood. My parents separated when I was two and my...

Amber’s story

Amber’s story

Hi I’m Amber and I’m a Young Person’s Peer. I love reading, roller derby and giraffes….oh and I’m a bit obsessed with drinking bubble tea! I’ve struggled with mental health my entire life – I don’t remember a time before, or who I even was, so all I have is the after...

Jane’s story

Jane’s story

Hello, I’m Jane and I am Peer Lead for Education at the Forum. I have lived in beautiful Dorset for over 30 years. My husband and I love living by the coast and have two beautiful daughters and three amazing grandchildren. Along with Chilli, our Siberian husky. My job...