Testimonials

The following are genuine testimonials written by clients and workers alike.

Their names have been omitted by Parents In Need of Support out of respect.

A Sisters Story (No 1)

Anonymous

Out of the blue my family learned that my younger sister, who was 18 at the time, had been arrested for shoplifting. We were all so shocked but not as much as we were when we were told that she had been arrested many times for shoplifting to feed her habit. She had an addiction… Read more “A Sisters Story (No 1)”

Anonymous (Sister)

A Mothers Story (No 5)

Anonymous

After many years of sorrow and worrying I’m so pleased to say my son has totally won his battles. He has set his own business up and is coping with work, bills, kids and has put all he troubles behind him and fully gained our trust back. We feel as though we have won millions… Read more “A Mothers Story (No 5)”

Anonymous (Mother)

A Mothers Story (No 1)

Anonymous

As a mother of a drug addicted son. My life was a nightmare, my husband had passed away and now I was having my own flesh and blood stealing off me to feed his addiction. I got to a point where I couldn’t cope any more and had my son arrested in the hope that… Read more “A Mothers Story (No 1)”

Anonymous (Mother)

A Mothers Story (No 4)

Anonymous

My life had been hell for 16 yrs through constant worry, heartache, not sleeping, weight loss and feeling constantly drained. All of this due to my sons violence and drug addiction. I contacted PINS through a recommendation from a friend and upon initially speaking with them over the telephone I found them to be extremely… Read more “A Mothers Story (No 4)”

Anonymous (Mother)

A Mothers Story (No 3)

Anonymous

Four years ago I contacted PINS as I had spent about 18 months living in fear that one day my Daughter would be found dead. I had no knowledge of drugs and certainly did not know how to deal with the situation my daughter had put me in. During this time I found myself suffering… Read more “A Mothers Story (No 3)”

Anonymous (Mother)

A Workers Story

Anonymous

Until recently, I had been unemployed for 10 years with the exception of short term manual labour. After leaving college I worked as a Graphic Designer for 3 years but was laid off due to budget cuts. After some time unable to find any meaningful work, my intermittent problems with depression and stress became so… Read more “A Workers Story”

Anonymous (Volunteer Worker)

A Fathers Story

Anonymous

My relationship with my son (a heroin user) had deteriorated so much that I was now on the sick from work and under the doctor for severe depression. Luckily my G.P. gave me a leaflet from Parents In Need of Support and suggested I called them. I thought why not, as I have nothing to… Read more “A Fathers Story”

Anonymous (Father)

A Mothers Story (No 2)

Anonymous

Having discovered that my son had not only experimenting with drugs but his usage was now out of control I was put in touch with Parents In Need of Support. A meeting was established very quickly, Parents In Need of Support are very flexible with working hours and meeting places to accommodate what is best… Read more “A Mothers Story (No 2)”

Anonymous (Mother)

A Carers Story

Anonymous

My situation is slightly different but at the same time very similar. I am the Carer for my Father, an ex-business man who for all his adult life has been a very heavy drinker ,now defined by the system as” alcohol dependant”. It’s heart breaking to see a man who at one time could “charm”… Read more “A Carers Story”

Anonymous (Carer)

A Sisters Story (No 2)

Anonymous

I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping all of us. Without your support we would not be where we are today with my sister. I know we still have a very long rocky road ahead, but without the help and support from your centre we would still be going round in… Read more “A Sisters Story (No 2)”

Anonymous (Sister)