Speak was started by a Psychology student who is passionate about mental health.
After suffering from mental illness, the self-proclaimed 'emotional bottler-upper' started to get better after finally speaking about what was going on in her head.
The time spent battling her illness opened her eyes to the horrors of the current system, the prevalent stigma in society and the shocking lack of education.
So, she gathered some like-minded people and decided to speak out against the way things are and started to change them. (check out our news page)
While we promote 'speaking', we know that not everyone has someone to speak to and we know it can be hard to do face-to-face or to find someone who is also awake at 3 in the morning!
So, the first thing was to make the forum. It's yours, it's anonymous, it's free from judgement and it's full of support. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
So why not get on there and speak?!*
*or just have a look if you like, we don't mind!