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Sparkle

By on 20 Sep 2019 in Sparkle, Stories | 0 comments

Being able to be part of the Sparkle Group has helped me so much over time. Not only I was able to get my confidence back, I made friends for life. I was in a very “dark” place my Anxiety was so bad before, I couldn’t even talk to other people or be outside for too long without a panic attack. I really appreciate the support and patient of everyone in sparkle group and how they understand how hard it can be. Hope is an amazing charity that knows how hard it can be for parents to sometimes get out there and not isolate themselves, and I’m so glad that it came in to my life and I am now able to volunteer my time and knowledge to help with a cause that has been and continues to help me go back to my self loving and confident...

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Sparkle

By on 20 Mar 2019 in Sparkle, Stories | 0 comments

I was feeling very isolated as I lived in the middle of nowhere and didn’t know anyone. Kelly reached out to me and invited me to join the group… Sparkle group started off by being a way to get me out of the house and make me face the world again. In a time when I wasn’t thinking of God or having any desire to go to church Jesus was reaching out to me by giving me friendships and a little light. Gradually I started to realise that some of these ladies were Christians. A few months ago I was going through a particularly tough time of high anxiety and fear. God sent two Sparkle ladies to my home to encourage me in my faith and remind me of God’s love for his children. I was reminded of a time in my life when I constantly prayed for Christian friends. It was very powerful to realise that at a time when my need was greatest those friends had been provided to me through Sparkle group. Each member of Sparkle group is precious and I am so grateful for the group for enabling me to find my own sparkle again!...

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Sparkle

By on 20 Mar 2019 in Sparkle, Stories | 0 comments

It means I get to be me, and not mummy for a few hours and because I suffer from the anxiety it’s also giving me the help I need because I can talk about how uncomfortable I am at doing outings and the group is helping me to get out further because it’s not pushing me, the group listens. We are planning days out that I am ok with and ones I’m iffy about but that you are there with me so I know I’ll be ok xx I guess the main things that stick in my mind is the way sparkle group found me when I was going through my darkest times. I was recovering from post partum illness and suffering from...

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Chance to chat

By on 20 Mar 2019 in Chat, Stories | 0 comments

The Chance to chat around parenting subjects such as behaviour and sleep, put on by Naomi, has been so useful. Being a mother can feel very isolating and lonely at times, and these chats offered a chance to connect with other mums in my local village/pre-school. Realising that all mothers are experiencing similar challenges was incredibly re-assuring. Often, we have little time to speak openly and honestly with other parents. These chats gave me the opportunity to share fears and concerns, and to be assured that these are completely normal. Naomi, offered some excellent new ideas for connecting with my children in a totally non-judgmental environment  (March...

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