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Laura Knowles

Merseyside, Liverpool

Former Army Musician Laura battles on a daily basis with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bulimia and borderline personality disorder. These manifest themselves in mood swings, panic attacks and fatigue. Sometimes, her lack of confidence prevents her from even leaving her house.

Training has also been a coping strategy for Laura and it encourages her to eat healthier and boosts her mood. She says training have given her confidence, a more positive outlook and the chance to meet new friends and a place to feel safe.