Based in Bath and North East Somerset, Southside Charity are helping families facing complex difficulties such as domestic abuse, debt, addiction, mental ill-health and/or homelessness.
Many lives have been turned upside down by coronavirus and the lockdown has seen families like Mum, *Sue and 7-year-old *Tom face new difficulties.
Both have experienced emotional and physical domestic abuse and Sue has severe mental health difficulties. These combined with English being their second language makes breaking down barriers hard when seeking help.
Southside stepped in and worked with the family, after initially focusing on therapeutic activities, since coronavirus, the charity have considerably increased their emotional and practical support for the family. After 8 charity funded therapeutic play sessions, Sue now takes regular medication, her son’s behaviour has drastically improved and the two have a much better relationship.
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*Names have been changed to protect individuals