A Birmingham man who found a way through anxiety and depression has just published his first book – sharing his strategy to help others.
Author Stu Bagsy has lived with depression for many years but has learned ways to combat the depression, deal with it and come out on the 'other side'.
His Mindset Triangle Book aims to point people in the direction of small lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference to mental wellbeing.
Stu Bagsy signed a copy of his newly published book for Thrive West Midlands implementation director Sean Russell.
He aims to achieve a proper balance of exercise, sleep and healthy eating to keep well and was inspired to create the Mindset Triangle as a way to help other people do the same.
Stu, who also now enjoys a successful career as a public speaker and personal trainer, is telling his story during Mental Health Awareness Week.
He first began writing a blog just as therapy for himself but the project grew into the book now in publication
Stu said: “I suffered in silence for too long and I hope the work I’m able to do now can help other people realise they don’t have to.
“I still live with depression and I manage this holistically every day using the formula of The Mindset Triangle.”
Stu works closely with the Thrive West Midlands programme, set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
He said: “Thrive West Midlands is leading the way in challenging stigma and bringing together people from all walks of life to make a real difference in how we think about mental health – I’m very glad to be a part of it.”
Stu presented Sean Russell, Thrive West Midlands implementation director, with a signed copy of the book today.
Sean said: “Stu’s story is a real beacon of hope for people living with poor mental health and feeling isolated and alone.
“He is a great supporter of Thrive and we are always delighted to work with him.”
This year’s Mental Health Awareness national campaign is ‘Stress are we Coping? - promoted via social media using #MHA18