Catrin Pugh

Catrin Pugh

Getting back into education after a long break can be daunting for anyone. When you then factor in your responsibilities, or in my case disabilities, it can seem unachievable. But anything that you see as a barrier to further education, it can always be overcome to...
Emily Harding

Emily Harding

After having my son, I faced many personal issues, experiences I had in childhood resurfaced leaving me riddled with depression and anxiety. After a few years of barely leaving the house, I noticed the impact it was having on my son – who was already showing...
Lynda Sullivan

Lynda Sullivan

I worked as a cook for 10 years and enjoyed my job until I became ill with depression and panic attacks which meant I could no longer work, I stayed at home. For over 10 years panic attacks took over my life until one day a leaflet came through my door promoting adult...
Rose Probert

Rose Probert

I come from a Gypsy Traveller background and although my initial education was a positive one, I did lack confidence and had to focus on looking after my disabled brother. So, I left school with low GCSE grades and it wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties that I had a...