Diane’s story

Diane says volunteering has helped combat her depression.

Diane is a volunteer at our shop in Northenden. Diane has volunteered with St Ann’s for over 10 years, and started volunteering to help combat depression. She found that it helped in her recovery as she was getting out of the house and meeting new people.

I really look forward to my shifts in the shop, I love it. Volunteering has really helped to lift my depression, giving me a routine and some structure. I’ve made some good friends and I’ve enjoyed every minute.