These testimonials are from past clients of One to One Project and were received via our feedback process. All testimonials have been used anonymously and with permission:
I’m a mum and a wife. I’m diagnosed with bipolar 1 complex trauma and anxiety. I also have a lot of other physical issues. I was really poorly when I came to one to one so it’s hard to put into words or remember much from the beginning.
I was desperate. I was barely holding on anymore. I had exhausted all other systems in place to help with mental health. I was also just starting new meds to help with my bipolar as I was having severe extended episodes which were getting longer and worse. I was a danger to myself and fighting all day everyday not to give up.
I was initially put on the mentoring programme to support me towards recovery It was going really well but unfortunately I got worse again and I was deemed a risk and too poorly to carry on at that time. Despite a long waiting list for counselling I was immediately re assessed and supported, I had a place to help keep me safe. The promise of help and support must have got inside me somehow and without me knowing it gave me the only bit of hope I’d had in a long time. I thought I was done. They understood me, listened to me and believed in me when I didn’t anymore and reached in and found the part of me that couldn’t leave them all. I promised every week I would still be here to come to my sessions. They trusted me, cared for me, and constantly watched me and supported me. They knew when I didn’t that I could get better with help. I’m struggling to put it all into words because to say I’ve had that help just isn’t enough. Because of the Project and my counsellor I’m alive and living in a different world today.
I have a long way to go, I know and accept that I will always have to fight for any sort of stability but now I have insight and coping mechanisms I didn’t have but more importantly belief in myself. There were no good moments and now I have good days which myself and my family would have missed. I can now enjoy time with my children where at my worst I locked myself away. I haven’t been in crisis for about 10 months now. Longest time in years.
I never thought I could smile or laugh ever again but I have. I’ve participated in family life again and to hear my husband and children say they’re starting to see and believe they can get their mum and wife back is priceless and unbelievable if you could of seen me before. There’s no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be here without this service and especially these people. I am one life that the One to One has supported but the reality is its five lives saved!
Very Welcoming & Quickly Felt at Ease
“I was quite nervous about attending because I didn’t know what to expect but I was made very welcome and quickly felt at ease.”
Welcoming & Friendly
“They were welcoming, friendly and offered a variety of services.”
“I am extremely thankful to One to One Project. Without the project I would not have had access to counselling due to financial constraints. When I contacted the service I was drinking heavily, on antidepressants, depressed and unable to work. Now I am medication free, drinking far less and have completed an access to HE Certificate. I am starting an English Literature degree in September.”
I Feel More Confident
“I feel more confident to move on with my life plus I am now able to monitor my diet better.“
More Faith in Myself
“I learnt to have more faith in myself, believing I am as good as anyone else.”
I Feel Better About Myself
“I feel better about myself, I realise that I am individual, I deserve to speak up and be more assertive.”
“To my Volunteer and the One to One Team, thank you for helping me find the way out of the darkness.“
I Am Now Truly A Different Person
“I am now truly a different person to when I first came in every aspect and it will stay with me and remind me as I go through each day.“
My Future Looks Happier
“My future looks happier.“
Extremely Safe & Friendly Environment
“The One to One Project is an extremely safe, friendly environment which has helped me to overcome the shame and stigma of emotional and mental health.”
A Vital Function Offering Long Term Support
“This service performs a vital function, offering long term support to vulnerable clients where we can only offer short term interventions – (IAPT referrer).”