Case Study: Helping a Suicidal Young Carer

Case Study: Helping a Suicidal Young Carer

When Josh* was only 10, he found his dad dead on the sofa after a drug overdose. He became suicidal and began self-harming. We started helping him and his mam when he was 15, after they were referred into our service. He was a young carer for his disabled, ex-heroin...
From Teen Mum to MUA – International Women’s Day

From Teen Mum to MUA – International Women’s Day

After falling pregnant as a teenager, Hannah left school with no qualifications. Her confidence hit rock bottom when her daughter was born as she lost a lot of her school friends. “I was a child holding my own child, just all of a sudden – a mother.” Hannah and her...
Barefoot Professional Model in Action: Tearaway Teen

Barefoot Professional Model in Action: Tearaway Teen

When a young male was referred to us from the Young Offenders Team in Newcastle for stealing cars, smashing property and joyriding, conflict in his family and with his probation officer was at an all–time high. Multiple school exclusions, drug taking and getting no...
From Woes to Wellness: Mandie’s Story

From Woes to Wellness: Mandie’s Story

The day before her birthday and wedding anniversary, Mandie’s husband died suddenly aged just 39. Mandie was left alone to care for her young daughter. Struggling with grief after the devastating and unexpected bereavement, nine-year-old Tiana was also dealing with...