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Every day we are inspired and in constant awe of the bravery of people contacting Back Onside for help. Everyone has a story — and so do we.

Courtney Lewis

Courtney Lewis

“I unexpectedly had a miscarriage and from there my mental health deteriorated rapidly. I was having panic attacks and was very suicidal” I couldn’t believe

Vipond

Vipond Fire Protection

“Several of our employees have been affected by suicide and other mental health struggles as most of us are ex-military who served in conflicts”

Sean Higgins

Sean Higgins

Sean was a professional footballer whose mental health took a tumble when he took a step back from the game full time. After losing his dad, it all got too much.

Calum peat

Calum Peat

Calum Peat was in hospital due to mental health problems when Libby Emmerson, founder of Back Onside, reached out.  3 years later, he is in

Lizzi Stewart speaks about her son Lee

Lizzi Stuart

Lizzy Stuart speaks about the loss of her son, Lee at only 17 years old. Lizzy explains the importance of educating young people about mental

Libby Emmerson Back Onside

Libby Emmerson

Our CEO, Libby Emmerson, explains her reasons behind beginning Back Onside, after struggling with her own Mental Health.