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