Personal Stories – Exercise Your Way to Wellbeing

Personal Stories

The stories below are the personal experiences of people who have recovered from, or are going through, depression, anxiety or a related disorder and how exercise can benefit overall wellbeing including mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and negative mood and improving self-esteem and cognitive function.

These personal stories provide a first-hand look at the challenges and triumphs associated with managing and recovering from depression and anxiety. Sharing such personal stories is hard, so thank you to all those that have been brave enough to do so.


We can begin to love ourselves. We all deserve that…….

Read Courtney’s story



A little progress nuthin but up and onwards from here …. 💪🏼

Read Joseph’s story



14 months ago I was the girl who suffered from anxiety every day and was always depressed…..

Read Katrina’s story 



The last 6 months of my life have been the most full on months I’ve yet had to face!

Read Josh’s story

Would you like to share your story?

Sharing your story can be an opportunity to download your thoughts and feelings, help others by providing hope and encouragement, and also help break down the stigma around depression and anxiety.

By sharing your story we hope others will find encouragement and hope, wherever they may be on their personal journey.


author: Donna Hartley