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Carl’s story: How we tackle our communication family monsters

As part of our Family Monsters campaign, we’ve been discussing some of the challenges families face during the holidays – including finding…

Our BBC Radio 4 Appeal with Sean Fletcher

This week (11th – 17th August) we are so excited to be the featured charity for the BBC Radio 4…

Gabrielle’s story – the difference I make as a mentor

Gabrielle is a volunteer mentor with our Friendship Works service. She writes about how her friendship with Crocell, her mentee,…

Crocell’s story – how having a friend and mentor helped me

Crocell, 16, writes about his friendship with his volunteer mentor, Gabrielle. Crocell was referred to our Friendship Works service in…

How my new job welcomed me and my mental health monster

Project Manager Tobin, shares his experience with his mental health family monster, as the last blog in our series promoting…

Alex’s top tips for talking about Mental Health

Family Action’s Fundraising Officer Alex, shares her experience and tips around her mental health family monster, as part of our…

Launching the ESCAPE Discovery Garden

Project leader Rhonda, discusses what starting up the ESCAPE Discovery Garden has been like. I took receipt of the ESCAPE…

My mental health family monster and work

Early Years Coordinator, Fiona shares her own personal mental health experience as part of our series of blogs celebrating Family…

The helping hand I needed as a mum

A mother of three shares how she has managed her family pressures and how our Perinatal Support service gave her…

The family monster that is sleep

We’re all constantly tired or definitely know someone who is – it’s a very common family monsters indeed. So we…

Alistair shares his family monsters and the inspiration behind our garden at Chelsea

Alistair our Family Monsters Garden designer, shares his own family monster and what inspired him to get involved with our…

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 – Family Action’s Apprentice

Digital Marketing Apprentice, Beth gives an insight into her time at Family Action and what it’s like to be an…

How Angela, a mum, tackled her family monsters

As part of the Family Monster Project we’re encouraging people to share their family pressures. Here’s the story of one Mum, Angela,…

FamilyLine a free out of hours helpline for families

FamilyLine is a free digital helpline service provided by Family Action, for parents and carers.   FamilyLine was designed to…

Mum faces her Family Monsters

A mum shares how one of our Perinatal Support Services and especially how her support worker *Jade has helped her…