After hitting rock bottom, I was admitted to a mental health care centre. On discharge, I had no home to go to and I was terrified. Fortunately, I was put in touch with Turning Tides. They supported me on my journey to recovery. I now have a home, a full-time job and the tools I need to manage my mental health.
I was living in the woods when one day Bex and John (Turning Tides Outreach Workers) found me and offered help. They told me about the Recovery service and set me up with a keyworker who made a plan for me. I have started to trust again and see how people can care for one another. I feel like a human being again.
I am unable to share much of my experiences of homelessness. I still feel incredibly anxious now recalling that time in my life – particularly the awful experiences I had living on the street, constantly feeling afraid. However I do feel compelled to talk about the invaluable support I received from Turning Tides.