Michelle Fletcher turned to Sheffield Mind and their Age Better programme after a series of life events affected her mental health.

Now she has taken the brave step of talking about her experiences in the hope it will encourage more people to seek help from a counsellor or psychotherapist.

"I'm the same person but better!" she says.

Click below to hear Michelle's story and to hear from Richard Brockelhurst, the clinical lead at Sheffield Mind.


Funded through the National Lottery and led by South Yorkshire Housing, Age Better is a counselling service for people aged 50+ who are at high risk of social isolation and loneliness.

It provides one-to-one counselling and group therapy for people aged 50 and over who are experiencing low mental wellbeing.

If you want to talk to a BACP counsellor or psychotherapist about loneliness, isolation and mental wellbeing then visit our directory.