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Mary's Story

Mary worked as an office manager for a car hire company until she had to leave work due to anxiety. Mary said that she spent a few years at home struggling to cope with her anxiety to a point that she barely went out the house.

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Sam's story

Sam's story

Samantha Weston was referred to our Carer Development Service in April 2012 where she took part in our Build Skills Build Confidence course from April - July 2012. 

Bernard's story

Bernard's story

Bernard Crowther, 68, joined Making Space as a volunteer at our Derby City Dementia Service in 2012. Here's his story so far.

Jackie's story

Jackie's story

At the age of 61, Jackie was facing a daily battle with her local job centre who insisted she should be spending up to 25 hours a week looking for work in order to continue to receive essential financial support.

Colin's story

Colin's story

Thirty-one year old Colin Evans, from Rochdale in Greater Manchester, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003, aged 20. 

Angie's story

Angie's story

All her adult life, Angie* had been told she’d never work. Abused from when she was just a few weeks old, she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, severe depression, anorexia and self-harm. 

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