Real People. Real life experiences

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the healthtalk.org team have created Covid-19Talk, a site that collects and shares experiences of novel coronavirus. You can also share your experience of Covid-19 with us.

Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it's like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis. Find out more through our search bar, or the list of health conditions on the A-Z menu.


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Women’s experiences of Domestic Violence and Abuse

We have produced this section on Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence and Abuse as a resource for women who are in an abusive relationship or have been in the past. It will also be a resource for friends, family members and professionals who think someone may be in an abusive relationship and want to find out about how best to help. During 2015, our team of two researchers travelled around the UK, interviewing 39 women who had experienced domestic violence or abuse.

Weight change & associated health problems

In this section you can find out about the experience of weight change and associated health problems, by listening to people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 42 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as ideas why people are overweight, reasons for wanting to lose weight and the physical and emotional benefits of losing weight.