Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Alex’s Story

I started playing cricket at the age of 7 as we lived local to a cricket club. At the age of 11 I first represented Lancashire U11s; also on the team was Andrew Flintoff known as Freddie. I progressed through the age groups U15s, U16s and U19s by the age of 17. I also...
Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Mike’s Story

My depression story has many heads, some that I didn’t know about until I started a counselling programme. There were many straws on my back and a breakup was the finally straw that broke me. I suffered from what my counsellor believed was PTSD and childhood...
Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Rosie’s Story

I used to appear to everyone else as an optimistic, happy-go-lucky type of person. However, on the inside, I was a lifelong worry warrior crippled with self-doubt. The climax of this came on Tuesday 4th June 2019, the worst day of my life. This was the day I was...
Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Jakob’s Story

It’s not weak to speak. Mental health is the most important thing in the world, that effects us all in different ways. I was first hit with depression when our good friend and team mate Alex took his own life. Back then I took it really badly resulting in going out...
Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Matty’s Story

I first spoke to Mark a few months ago about writing this piece, and it’s not so much about putting it off, but about not knowing how to start it.As I write this I’m on the train back from a great day at Lords watching Jimmy bowl out the Indians and a sort of...
Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Charlie’s Story

Growing up I had a privileged upbringing, parents/ grandparents that would do anything to help me achieve what I wanted and for this I can’t thank them enough. I was lucky I was a natural at most things, picked up new skills/traits easily and managed to breeze through...