John’s Story

‘Depression isn’t supposed to happen to people like me…’


John Coleman – Accrington Stanley Manager

‘Depression isn’t supposed to happen to people like me’.


‘Having experienced depression first hand, I can’t emphasise enough how important the opportunity to talk through your feelings with empathetic people is, in order to manage and hopefully combat this debilitating illness. All forms of wellbeing, both mental and physical, are addressed at PH7.


The charity should take a lot of credit for tackling these highly sensitive issues and changing the face of mental health. I am proud to be involved with PH7, and I’m proud to be part of the ‘Think Twice’ campaign.


Truly, we never know what each other is going through. Depression and mental illness have an effect on so many people, we shouldn’t be ashamed of it. That’s why I am happy to hold my hand up and say I have also been affected. I think a lot of people may be surprised by that, but if speaking up helps others to ask for help, may be less people will suffer in the future.

The Massive Mental Walk

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84 North West Towns & Villages

Raising £84,000

Because 84 men take their lives each week.

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