Category: Resident Supported Living Stories

Here you will find our industry and company news as well as tips and advice on various mental health conditions. We share videos and downloadable resources which tell you a little more about us. This page is also dedicated to ‘Home Life’ so you can keep up-to-date with all of the activities and events from our services.

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    “They’ve helped me so much and are always very supportive.” | Helena’s Anxiety Recovery Story, Amy Johnson House

    With the assistance of our residents, we aim to dispel misunderstandings regarding mental health, autism, and learning disabilities. Helena a resident at Amy Johnson House, our supported living service in Hull, shares her personal journey of mental health and anxiety…

  • Hands gardening

    “Gardening gives me purpose, gives me a routine, some structure to my day” | Jonno’s Story, Grainger House

    Benefits of GARDENING By Jonno “Gardening is calming, it keeps my mind occupied and it is a positive thing to do. Especially now all the flowers are coming through, it builds up my knowledge about nature and plants. I learnt…

  • Residents and team members taking part in fundraising.

    “I love it at Glen Garth House and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” | Dominic’s Story, Glen Garth House

    With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities. One of our residents from Glen Garth House, our supported living service in Barrow-in-Furness shares his mental health recovery…

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    “The amount Hayley has progressed since being at Holland House is phenomenal.” | Hayley’s Story, Holland House

    Hayley is 24 years old and came to Holland House in July 2021 on a 12-week discharge to assess placement from The Harbour Medium Secure Mental Health Unit (Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust). Following the initial 12-week placement, Hayley, her…

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    “It gives me and others a safe place, it has become my home.” | Theo’s Story, Grainger House

    With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities. One of our residents from Grainger House, our supported living service in Cradley Heath, Sandwell shares his mental health…

  • Gentleman on top of hill looking at sunset reflecting on his mental health recovery journey

    “Since being at Grainger House and having that support I feel like my life has purpose.” | Luke’s Story, Grainger House

    Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year. With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities and give people hope that with the right support…

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    Sharon’s Story | Radcliffe Lodge

    Sharon lives at Radcliffe Lodge and has made huge steps in her recovery journey since joining the service in April 2021. Sharon's Story - Living with Paranoid Schizophrenia In the early days... Sharon is 67 years old and came to Radcliffe…

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    Back On Track | One Resident’s Story…

    In April 2021, one of our residents attended an Occupational Therapy clinic at Mary Seacole House and stated that he would like to work on his Maths and English skills, as he was not able to complete these at high…

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    Running the Show | Resident Park Runs

    Charlotte, one of our residents at Milnshaw House, had been participating in Park Runs prior to moving to Accrington. This leisure activity is part of her self-care routine and is an effective coping strategy. Running has helped her combat past…

  • Resident's Stories: home illuminated by sunlight shining through trees

    “They are like my second family.” | Ray’s Story Grainger House

    We love to share resident's stories - hearing and reading about lived experiences helps to keep the conversation about mental health open which we believe is very important. Mental health is still surrounded by stigma but keeping the conversations open can…

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    “Staff helped me a lot with my recovery.” | David’s Story, Glen Garth House

    One of our residents from Glen Garth House shares with us his experience of his time at Glen Garth so far. David's Story “The Northern Healthcare staff at Glen Garth are very good to you when you are ill, because…

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    I was diagnosed with schizophrenia age 23 | Mark’s Story

    "I couldn't have done this without you." | Mark's Schizophrenia Recovery Story “Hi my name is Mark, a resident originally from Glen Garth House and now at Tenby House which is run by Northern Healthcare, and this is my schizophrenia…

  • pen writing on lined paper

    Since I have come to Helena’s House, my life is so much happier…

    As part of a guided reflective activity residents from Helena’s House discussed their journey to Northern Healthcare. Marilyn one of our residents who particularly enjoys putting pen to paper decided to write about her journey to share with the team:…

  • open palms with yellow flower in the middle

    I am hopeful for my future. I love being out of hospital, I love meeting my friends.

    Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year. With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities and help people to access the support they need.…

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    I imagine mental illness as a black storm, but you can feel a small, warm ray of sunshine | World Mental Health Day 2020

    Each person's experience of mental health is different, but by sharing our own experiences we can hopefully help others. For this year's "World Mental Health Day 2020" we asked our residents to share some of their experiences to hopefully help…

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