I have struggled with my mental health since the age of 8.

I came across Designs in Mind unexpectedly when I was on leave with my support worker.

As soon as I walked in I was greeted by warm, smiling faces. We got shown upstairs and I can remember thinking what an amazing place!

I was in one of the darkest points of my life and it has been hard to get to where I am now, but here I am over a year later and I have found some of the most supportive people and I now look forward to the future

Every time I walk into designs in mind (whatever that location might be) I still get that calming feeling, a community of love and support.

I hear my name! Which when I first started made me cry because I wasn’t used to hearing it so much!

My confidence is getting better and better I can hold my head up and not be ashamed.

I am embroidering and making masterpieces from clay! I’m so excited to see what else I can do and it’s all because of everyone at Designs in Mind!

Posted by Maddy Moore, Good Egg team and Member