This week, we want to help a young woman in need of some support.
Since her early teens, Zoe has suffered from severe anxiety - largely the result of emotional abuse by her stepfather. She struggled at secondary school, and had severe panic attacks that resulted in blackouts and fits. In the end, she missed over a year of school. But she managed to gain a place in an education unit where she had one to one support, and completed her GCSE's. She enrolled in college, but her anxiety overwhelmed her again and she dropped out.
Then, two years ago, Zoe gave birth to a little girl. This gave her the incentive she needed to get better and she worked so hard to overcome her anxiety. She's now going to college one day a week, gaining hairdressing qualifications and has even come off her medication.
But just as one part of her life was going well, the other fell apart. Zoe’s relationship with her partner broke down earlier this year, and he became violent. Zoe and her daughter are away from him now and starting afresh in a new home. But they are starting with virtually nothing.
Zoe has been through so much in her life, and has shown so much bravery in the face of some harrowing situations. She needs some kindness in her life.
With your help, we want to give her and her little girl a wonderful fresh start.