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Jess’ Story: How a perinatal support group helped me after pregnancy

Raising a family is a beautiful, rewarding experience… most of the time.  Family Action’s perinatal support services, however, know that…

Will’s Story: Gardening at the Escape Project is helping me manage stress

It’s currently national stress awareness month, which is a good excuse for us all to discuss how to manage our…

Ella’s story: My daughter’s autism diagnosis and the battle for support

To mark Autism Awareness Week, we spoke to mum Ella about her daughter’s autism diagnosis, the events leading up to…

Peggy’s story: Why I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day

Many of us will see Mother’s Day in a positive light, as it allows us to celebrate the important women…

An Interview with Helen Rutter: Making young carer Archie the hero of her story

As a charity running services supporting young carers nationwide, we’re always interested when art or culture reflects the experiences of…

Mel’s story: Proud to be a single parent

If there’s one thing parents can all agree on it’s that parenthood can be very difficult at times, so when…

Joshua’s story: Joining a young carers support group changed my life 

There are many challenges young carers face, one of the biggest being that they often go unseen, as the adults…

5 ways Listening Works is helping Care Leavers

We knew that the pandemic and lockdown that followed was going to be particularly difficult for care leavers, who sometimes…

Jade’s story: Christmas stress, and how we manage it as a family

Our #MakeTheirsMagic Christmas calendar was designed to help families prioritise spending special moments together, regardless of their budget, the demands on their time or any family tensions they may…