Equinox Nine Lives, Kathleen’s story:
“Kathleen, 44. Some days I have a good mood. Some days I have a bad mood. When I have a bad mood, I won’t eat or won’t talk to no-one.
“I speak to my keyworker Adrienne. She helped me through the cancer. All the appointments I went to in hospital. She goes with me. She was with me for the operation, all day long. She’s been very good. She said to me: “Any problems, just come in the office and speak to her any time or ring her on the mobile.”
“Do not let it bottle up inside you. It don’t work. Just speak to people. Let them know what’s going on in your head.
“We go for a bus ride at Lewisham. Any problem, we just talk about it on the bus to ourselves. We have a laugh about it. It does help. Get you out your house. Or massage that is good. I went on Tuesday. Relaxes me. Get all the stress out. Aches and pains go away.
“I love cats. I’ve got a T-shirt with a cat on. Make me feel happy. Friendly cat, way he look at me and he eats a bit of my meat off my plate. I don’t mind that.”