Stories

We have published a number of real stories which we encourage you to read. Stories are an important part of A Place to Belong’s work because:

  • They inspire us.
  • They teach us how we can live life better.
  • They connect us. In the often disconnected world of mental health, stories help build common humanity.
  • They help overcome stigma.
  • They celebrate community knowledge and personal experience. In mental health we often hear academic knowledge and objective, scientific knowledge about mental health, but stories introduce us to grounded, community based knowledge from the experience of people’s lives.