Bob’s Story

I’m Bob and I founded Cheshire Wellness Centre because I understand what it’s like to struggle with your mental health, and to feel desperate and confused, not knowing where to turn or what help to ask for.

I’d been a salesman for 35 years and never had a problem with my mental health. I was happy, I was outspoken, I was doing well at work. A difficult period in my personal life had a profound effect on my mental health, ultimately resulting in a stay in residential rehab to treat my anxiety, depression and alcohol addiction.

It taught me that it doesn’t matter who you are, it can strike at any time. I don’t know if I had a
breakdown, but something definitely happened to me. What I do know is that there are different options that could’ve helped sustain my whole journey through mental health and addiction.

When I got better and looked back on my experience, I realised there are places you can go for
counselling and help with mental health, but there was nowhere you can go on your whole journey.

I wanted to create an inclusive environment that offers more than only counselling, something that has lots of different activities such as yoga, mindfulness, sound baths, reiki – whatever people need. And that’s why I set up Cheshire Wellness Centre.