Portraits Of Mental Health

Portraits of mental health is an ongoing mental health awareness photography project. The project’s main aim is to help end the stigma attached to mental health issues by sharing inspirational stories and portraying the real people behind the labels.

Latest Stories

Maryam’s Story

This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever tried to write – and I write for a living! It’s taken me a long time to understand who I am, and I’m still in the process of acceptance. I’m not the Bubbly Girl at the

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Justyn’s Story

My journey with discovering self love and understanding my mental health came at 22, when I decided I wanted to make a change to how I was feeling about myself, in particular with my body. When I was a toddler I was involved in a

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Hannah’s Story

My Acne Journey started in 2016 at the age of 19 whilst working my first professional job as a performer onboard a cruise line! At first, I thought it was just a few spots and that my outbreak would shortly pass, but that couldn’t have been

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Rebecca’s Story

When someone asks me when I first properly developed Anxiety was when I was 17 years old but felt I always had a little bit of it growing up. With having a Receptive Language Disorder since I was born, had made me feel very anxious

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Simon’s Story

As far as I can work out, my depression started when I was 14 years old just after my Father died. I say “as far as I can work out” because it was only much later on in life that I actually realised that I

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Naomi’s Story

I’d say I’ve probably been an anxious person my whole life, but would always put it down to general worry about this thing or that thing. It wasn’t until my late 20s that things peaked and I experienced my first panic attack, which honestly scared

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What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well.


If you would like to get in touch about being involved with the project please feel free to send a message using the form below.

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