Following some traumatic experiences in my life, my world finally came crashing down a few years ago.
I couldn’t cope and my depression had started to spiral out of control. I was lonely and it was a very dark place to be in. I would move from house-to-house and found it difficult to settle. I started to drink on a casual basis, which led to drugs, heavy drinking and self-harm.
Eventually a prison sentence ensued. I felt worthless and that I couldn’t do anything right. I started to lose everything that I held dearly in my heart including my children.
I was introduced to Susan at Beyond Limits who has been there for me every step of the way. Susan came to my court appearance, stayed in touch with me during my prison sentence and suggested I come on a retreat following my release. This was a life affirming moment for me. I didn’t think that they could make a real difference in my life, however I’ve seen in my own recovery that forming a connection with them was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
They made me feel relaxed from the outset and I didn’t want to go home. I was so well looked after and I couldn’t stop smiling. Now I’d like to help raise some funds so that others can have the same experience I had.