Feedback on our work

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"Thank you for helping me... Now I feel like I can go to the dentist - whereas before I felt like I couldn't even walk past it without feeling terrified. I have an orthodontist appointment in 2 weeks to see if I need braces and surprisingly I am excited for it!"

Patient Age 13


"I have used your advice (for the children) over the last few days and it really is working well... I would like to say a huge thank you as it has helped me in such a positive way."

Parent of 5 & 7 yr olds


I really feel the work you have done with my daughter has really helped her to navigate situations without becoming totally overwhelmed.

Parent of 16 yr old


We have put a few of the suggested strategies into place and I am very pleased to be able to report that our student is finishing the school in a significantly more positive place than he was in 3 months ago.

SENDCo feedback

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After the session with Helen, I came away feeling I could put the situation into more perspective, which I was really struggling with. Her assistance with the school was really appreciated and I have no doubt helped our situation.

Parent feedback


As a parent I learnt a lot by the visual way that you offer teaching and understanding of different situations especially adrenaline. My son has taken a lot on board and has been given the tools he needs to regain control of his life.

Parent of teenager


Feedback on our self-harm video

"This thoughtful and accessible film offers young people down-to-earth and compassionate advice for when they feel like self-harming. It is memorable, psychologically sound, and meets a real need for resources like this. So helpful that it's here at last!"

Dr Lydia Vella, Clinical Psychologist, Children's Services, Oxfordshire County Council.


Although we only had a handful of sessions on this occasion before running out of steam, a heartfelt thank you from us. We really do appreciate all your input and the strategies you’ve helped us put in place. The team at a Confident Start are a pleasure to deal with and certainly fill us with confidence in your ability to assist.

I am quite sure we’ll be back after the break.

Parent of 10 yr old

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I write with reference to the Kayonesse GP study day. Feedback specific to your presentation, 'Self-harm in Young People' included:

'Informative speaker'

'Constructive advice for helping self-harming young people in 10 minutes'

'Excellent. Really useful'

'Brilliant, could have listened all day. Very informative and interesting'

The GPs very much appreciated your presentation, thank you.