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My mother passed away suddenly last January. She was my best friend as well as my world (along with my children) I had ME when I was 14 and it returned due to the suddenness of my mum’s death.
Last year was a bit of a haze for me and I did try and take my own life on quite a few occasions, the last time I tried was very serious and I was in hospital.
When I was there a friend of mine told me about a service called the 'Befrienders service' run by Family Space. I contacted them but must admit I was very reluctant as I'm very proud and doesn't like to admit defeat.
Julie was my Befriender, when I finally let her in to my home she made lovely and it was nice to speak to someone who had experiences with families who also needed help. She also explained to me about a group called 'time out two'. If it wasn't for Julie taking me on my first day I don't think I would have attended due to regular tiredness, depression and a fear of new things. How wrong could I have been?
Myself and my youngest daughter LOVE our time there, we have been making crafts, I haven't made crafts, pictures or even a t-shirt before I joined this group, and I must admit I've found a bit of love for crafts :).
When I attend time out two, I’m not just mummy, I'm not just a wife, house cleaner or even ME sufferer. I'm me again! I know my daughter is in a safe, lovely place with her new friends. I also met lots of new friends to all have problems of their own (but it doesn't matter because we're all learning to trust and gain confidence again) without time out two, I would be having another bed day and trying so hard to entertain my 4 year old daughter.
Thank you so much for introducing me to this service. I never miss a session.
"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to re build the relationship I have with my son. We have moved on from using the contact centre now and I can still continue to have a relationship with him now." Thank you so much."