I first discovered Manor and Castle Development Trust after being extremely unwell with my mental health.
Having struggled with my mental health since my late teens, before being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in my late 20’s. I continued to have the highs and lows, which got increasingly worse and I reached rock bottom in my mid-30’s. Luckily at this point I got the NHS care I needed.
Every part of my life though, had already been affected and I was quite broken. I wanted to do more to help myself. I wasn’t working or volunteering at the time, and at this point I had such low confidence! I needed to do something about it.
Through word of mouth I found the STEPs to Excellence programme and when I saw the feedback from people who had already completed it on the MCDT’s Facebook page/website. I knew I wanted to do this programme to aid in my recovery.