1-A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.
2-Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.
3-Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.
4-There is no rule book, no right or wrong; you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.
5-Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.
6-Not all children have the anchor of a strong family.
7-Together with open conversations and greater understanding, we can ensure that attitudes for mental health change and that children receive the support they deserve.
8-A child who has overcome challenges with proper emotional support will emerge stronger.
9-Around a third of parents still worry that they will look like a bad mother or father if their child has a mental health problem. Parenting is hard enough without letting prejudices stop us from asking for the help we need for ourselves and our children.
10-My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.
11-Actually William wasn’t there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn’t there for Freshers Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other but we did become very close friends from quite early.
12-There’s no one quite like William – I bet he’s really kind. You can just tell by looking at him.
13-By far the best dressing-up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made.