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Real stories

Ideas to feed your family during the COVID-19 lockdown

Our National School Breakfast Programme, Project Support Officer and public health nutritionist, Gill understands the difficulties many families are facing…

Jade’s story: pregnancy, birth & Covid-19

Pregnancy and the prospect of giving birth can be an anxious time, even more so during this unprecedented time. We…

Jan’s story: how I supported my partner’s Mental Health journey

One of our Senior Behaviour Outreach Support Workers, Jan, opens up about her feelings around supporting her partner’s Mental Health…

Emily’s story: when you’re having a Christmas baby…

Christmas is a special time for all families but for Emily the excitement is doubled by the prospect her baby…

Amy’s story: volunteering as a mentor with Friendship Works at Christmas

Amy began volunteering with Family Action in the run up to last Christmas with our mentoring service Friendship Works. At…

Jane’s story: The challenge of living far away from ageing parents

Christmas is a time for coming together with family and loved ones but that can be hard as those close…

Susie’s story: our Post Sexual Abuse (PSA) service

Our Post Sexual Abuse (PSA) service supports children and young people up to the age of 18 who have experienced…

Tanya’s story: an adoptee working in adoption

Tanya, a Project Worker with our Adopteens service, delivered by PAC-UK shares her own experience of being adopted and how…

Charlotte’s story: managing financial family monsters as a single mum

As part of our Family Monsters Project’s focus this summer holidays, we’ve been asking families about the everyday struggles that can surface…