At first, I had reservations about joining Forward Connect: I only really wanted to be involved with other family members, as they were who I could relate to. But I decided to go for it.
It took a while, but everyone got to know one another better and I’ve now made friends with lots of people in the group.
I met a range of people: some in recovery from substance misuse, some who were in resettlement housing, volunteers, trainees, and also a couple of people, like me, from the family side.
It took a while, but everyone got to know one another better and I’ve now made friends with lots of people in the group. I also have a better understanding of what my son went through, and I think others in the group have an insight into how family members are trying to deal with their own situations.
I’m so pleased I found this platform and can only say: give it a look and check it out! What have you got to lose? Because, just like me, you could gain so much.
The group wasn’t what I expected: I thought it would teach me what I could do to help my wife ‘get better’. I didn’t realise it was about me: helping me cope and address my feelings.Simone, Forward client Find out more