Littlehampton man finds West Sussex Mind's help through Coronavirus crisis a lifeline

July 2020

'West Sussex Mind's mental health worker has been brilliant'

I am 29 and have recently been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and depression. About nine years ago, I had a breakdown and took an overdose. I have had felt suicidal since then too.

My partner recommended earlier this year that I go to West Sussex Mind’s Littlehampton hub in Maltravers Drive for support with how I was feeling.

The mental health recovery worker, Anita Toze, has been brilliant at helping me understand my own emotions. I felt as though I had been wearing a mask my whole life. Mind has shown me how to relax and how to deal with my anxiety better. Anita has helped me have a new perspective on things and I now have more trust in people.

Since the lockdown, my sessions with her have been online video chats viz Zoom which has worked really well. I’ve also attended a some West Sussex Mind’s group activities such as the regular quiz a couple of times. The idea might seem intimidating at first but it is easier than you might think!

If anyone is looking for support, particularly now during the Coronavirus crisis, I would 100% recommend they go to West Sussex Mind. They can still help you, even during lockdown.

M, Littlehampton