Chris’ Story

10 January 2018

Chris’* parents experienced a traumatic separation and he was forced to live with his mother, who was often absent and would leave Chris with no money or food. Feeling depressed and alone, Chris stopped going to school. Social services got involved and Chris started living with his father, who provided him with better care.

Once Chris returned to school, he started to regularly attend the No Limits Health and Wellbeing Drop In sessions where he was supported with his mental health. He was then referred to Teen Safe House where he could share his experiences with like-minded people in a safe and welcoming environment.

Chris is now revising for his GCSE’s, more motivated than ever and he continues to regularly attend group support sessions.

“No Limits have been open and honest with me from the start. They have listened to, and supported me to talk about my experiences, which has helped me to let go and understand myself better.”

*The name of the young person has been changed for confidentiality purposes.