The Parenting Project

Support Stories

Support Stories

Each individual and family has their own story to tell. Whilst each person’s story may be personal and unique, it is helpful to know we all share these similar experiences throughout our lives.

We are not alone in our experiences and how we work through them to strengthen ourselves and those around us.

Each individual and family has their own story to tell. Whilst each person’s story may be personal and unique, it is helpful to know we all share these similar experiences throughout our lives.

We are not alone in our experiences and how we work through them to strengthen ourselves and those around us.

Here are some quotes from parents we have supported about their experiences with us:

“An amazing and helpful experience... I have taken leaps and bounds forward in my life. I don’t know where I would be today without it.”

“The counselling helped me to see that I was stuck after my mum’s death. It has helped me to process it all and move on in a positive way.”

“My experience was amazing. It gave me confidence to change bad habits from childhood and understand myself more.”

“I was a mess when I started counselling. Now I feel like a new person, full of motivation for my new/better life.”

This is what children and young people have to say about working with us:

“I am more confident now and better with my friends.”

“I get less agitated over little things. It has helped me relax and not be angry.”

“Lego has helped us to get to know each other’s personalities and it helps.”

“I really liked making mine craft crystals in the group and learning about choices we make when we are upset and angry.”

Support Stories

Support Stories

The following stories represent the type of journeys many families take with us.

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

MUM OF THREE

The Family: Mum Sarah / Dad Tom / Isla age 5 / Mia age 3 / Oliver age 14 months

Sarah had a difficult childhood, fraught with conflict and her father’s mental health difficulties. As she grew up and married Tom she became determined her children would have a happy childhood. ‘That was easier said than done’, she told her Parenting Project counsellor.

Following the birth of her daughter Isla, Sarah felt very low in her mood. She felt detached from reality at times. She went to see her GP who suggested it was post-natal depression and prescribed her anti-depressants.

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Emily’s Story

Emily’s Story

AGE 10

The Family: Mum Hannah / Dad Paul / Emily age 10 / Lottie age 14

Emily began to find it hard being a ten-year-old as well as being the youngest member of the family. She also noticed some changes in the way she felt about herself and the people around her. She began to have mood swings at home and in school. Her teacher noticed that Emily was falling out with her friends and would throw things around the class when she was upset. Emily’s mum, Hannah, found this hard to deal with when Emily was upset. The more Emily struggled to cope with how she felt, the more upset she became. She started to tell Hannah that she wanted to hurt herself.

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Support Our Work

DONATING

We rely on grant funding and donations to carry out our incredibly valuable work. Every penny counts and we are extremely grateful for any donations we receive.

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FUNDRAISING

From holding a Pip day at your school, to being sponsored for a run or a challenge, it all counts to raise awareness of the work we do and enables us to support more people.

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, meet new people and give back to the community. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering with us.

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