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A different viewpoint- “melanie...

A different viewpoint- “melanie”- more than just a chair

IH: HI, thank you for agreeing to meet me and talk. Melanie: That’s ok. IH: let’s start with the obvious… you use a wheelchair- have you always done so? Melanie: No, I was fairly mobile when i was child but gradually my mobility got so bad that I use the chair 90% of the time […]

SELF HELP-improving mental health

SELF HELP-improving mental health

Improving Mental Health Self Help provide a range of support, services and opportunities, across the North West of England, for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. Support and services we offer We provide a wide range of groups in the community that can offer you the support […]

Interview with a Solitary Pagan- ‘V’

Interview with a Solitary Pagan- ‘V’

IH: Thank you for taking the time to speak to me. Let me first ask, were you raised in a faith? V: I was raised in a home that was officially Church of England. IH: officially? V: yes. We weren’t religious as in going to church every Sunday and it didn’t make a big impact […]

Interview with an Agnostic

Interview with an Agnostic

Interview with an Agnostic- ‘ Mary’ IH: thank you for agreeing to speak to me, Firstly, may I ask, were you raised in a faith? Mary: yes, I was raised in a Catholic home. I went to a Catholic school- I suppose you could say I am still officially Catholic. IH: but that’s not the […]

“Coraje”

“Coraje”

Hi, I’m a 26 year old bisexual Wiccan, and I’m legally blind. Everyone has days or weeks where they feel like the deck is stacked against them. Me? I’m pretty sure the deck of life is stacked against me. I was born with a genetic eye condition,  the short version of which is I have […]

Hello…..

Hello…..

Welcome to Illuminated Hearts…we aim to foster community by promoting tolerance amongst different people by  shining a light on the people who follow particular faiths…beliefs…lifestyles…and who belong to particular cultures…subcultures…groups within society: as well as featuring the organisations and groups that offer support and advice to people across those boundaries. The hope is that by seeing […]