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Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...

VICTIMS’ COMMISSIONER SAYS CULTURE CHANGE TO SUPPORT AGGRIEVED LONG OVERDUE

By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles

Loveartpix

My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...

Poem by Michelle

I am lost in this darkness, I can't see a light Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.   I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.   My head, it's pounding...

I Came as a Survivor, now I am an Abassador

I initially came to foundation as a survivor that needed help. The only service that was helping me at the time was recovery, I had been laughed at by a few police officers and a member of the council had labelled me she was at that children’s home a home where I was...

I still struggle with the frustrations that the police did a ‘half-assed’ job and that monster is still walking the streets, free to do whatever he likes…..

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story. It has been almost 11 years since this happened to me, and I have never tried to deal with it. I just tucked it away in a little box in my mind and hoped that it would go away. Recently I took the first steps...
Matilda

Matilda

Having studied Politics as an undergraduate I am now completing a masters course in International...

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Annie

Annie

Hello. I am married with 5 grown up children and nana to 2 cheeky boys!I’ve had several jobs in...

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Beth

Beth

Hi there, my name is Beth. I am in my final year of university, studying criminology. I have been...

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Joanne

Joanne

Hi, my name is Joanne. I have spent 24 years working in education most recently as a headteacher....

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Jess

Jess

I am currently a third-year law student at De Montfort University, I have undertaken various roles...

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Julia

Julia

Hello! I am married to Steve and we have 6 grown up children. I started my working life, a very...

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Mike

Mike

I am married with two grown up children and three grand children I have a previous Military...

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Tracy

Tracy

Having a son who’s in recovery from substance misuse, I wanted to understand addiction so I could...

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Catherine

Catherine

Catherine is a Deputy Headteacher who has been in education for 22 years. She is currently working...

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Lisa

Lisa

Lisa is an accredited Play Therapist working with children who experience social and emotional...

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Jade

Jade

My name is Jade and I am a mum and a wife. I have worked in a accounts assistant/PA role for well...

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Anita

Anita

I’m Anita and I wanted to support The Maggie Oliver Foundation as soon as I learned about it,...

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Linda

Linda

Linda worked as a postgraduate researcher at Sheffield University, which culminated in gaining a...

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Holly

Holly

I was a student midwife for 2 years, I gained experience of the high pressured NHS and witnessed...

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Diane

Diane

Working in the  Health Service professional currently undertaking the role of a First...

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Kate

Kate

Hi there, my name is Kate and I live with my partner and our 2 girls aged 8 and 10. My working...

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Charlene

Charlene

My name is Charlene, but I much prefer ‘Chaz’ I am going to be hitting a big birthday next...

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Sandra

Sandra

My name is Sandra.  I am a widow with 2 grown up children. I’ve always worked in retail and my...

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