Posted on 27th June 2017 by Tony.
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Tony talks about his struggles with loneliness and suicidal thoughts after moving to London and how our peer support groups have helped him overcome them.


Open Minds has been a safe haven for me for several months. Well regulated by people who have battle scars, it has provided some structure in my life and led to other things. It is always welcoming and I have made friends.

Talking therapy is vital. Anti-depressants are not for me.

There are times when I don't agree with the subject matter being discussed around the table but that's life. I would be lost without being able to attend these events.

I arrived in London in my mid-50s suicidal, lonely, weary and frightened.

Open Minds in particular has helped rebuild my life, as has Friends in Need and the Peer Support Group

For information and support on suicidal feelings click here.
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