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The power of words

 An opportunity for young people to share their thoughts, opinions and  experiences.

Will’s Blog

Music and it’s therapeutic effects on my life My name is Will Reed and I’m a Youth Advisor for Boys in Mind. I lost my mum to cancer around the start of GCSEs and came out as gay not long after, (a pretty brief summary of events) and there were many times where I

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Zoe’s Blog

Zoe’s blog You hang up the phone and you lay your head down on your purring cat’s back and start sobbing . Yet another person has failed you. Why does no one understand ? Why can no one communicate with you ? Why can’t you communicate with anyone ?  Why are you such a

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Tara’s blog

Hope and altruism in 2020 Scientists say they have proved that doing good things for no personal gain can have an evolutionary advantage in the long run. Whether or not these findings are true, I have certainly become more aware of an increase in selflessness and genuine concern for the wellbeing of others in

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Eli’s blog

Eli’s blog April 21st 2018 was the without question one of the hardest days in my life. Losing a very close friend who was more like a brother, Charlie was just seventeen years old. I was out in a club with Charlie laughing, dancing and just having a great time all round. I woke

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Emma & Maddie’s blog

Emma & Maddie’s Blog As young women, we have grown up alongside boys struggling in a society filled with unrealistic, harmful ideals of what it means to be a man. Mental health issues in young people is a growing problem in our society, but why is the situation so much worse for men? Why

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Wil’s Blog

Wil’s Blog At the time of writing this I am 17 years old and roughly half-way through my second year of sixth-form. Earlier this year, just before the summer holidays, I entered an emotionally abusive and manipulative relationship that lasted 4 months. At the time, I was oblivious as to what was happening, but

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Levi from Boys in Mind

Levi’s blog

Self compassion I’ve had a very hard time starting this blog. I’ve written and rewritten the opening paragraph maybe half a dozen times now, and nothing seems to come across right. We’ve all stared blankly at a screen or page wondering where to start, or how to continue, or even just how to finish

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Michael’s blog

Managing my mental health as a man in the 21st century If you told me five years ago that I’d be sitting here, writing for a charity like Boys in Mind about my mental health I would have laughed at you. Not because I thought mental health was unimportant. I was just ignorant to

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Henry from Boys in Mind

Henry’s blog

Henry’s blog The Pit So this is a chance to reflect a little. I am an autistic man, currently living in supported accommodation. At the time I write this I’m feeling good. As I type a sense of relief slowly makes itself present ;  every word contains a measure of my stress and anxiety.

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Gabe’s blog

Gabe’s blog My first year of sixth form was a rough year for me – my low mental health was triggered by a traumatic incident in which I had a knife pulled me on my way home from school in a case of mistaken identity. Following the incident, I felt a kind of vulnerability

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