When Mathew was eight, he saw his mum change and become dependent on alcohol. Home life was often unpredictable and traumatic. Place2Be helped Mathew to talk about his feelings and support his mum too.
At home things were very traumatic and unpredictable, and then at school things could be similar. To be able to go to a room and talk to someone directly about your issues at that age was tremendously helpful. Place2Be supported my mum at the time by sitting and hearing her side of the story. I found out that she was going through a lot of difficulty at the time and there was no one to help her, and I’m really grateful for Place2Be taking that time.
Mathew, now 21, works as an IT analyst and has blogged about mental health for his employer.