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And the winner is … Everybody Hurts!

Congratulations to Sarah Swift and Everybody Hurts, winners in the Foundation Derbyshire Awards 2015!

Sarah had applied to Foundation Derbyshire for funding to cover costs of books and travel for those attending the support group Everybody Hurts. In a rural area there can be long distances to travel and it can be really difficult to get to events, especially when there might be trouble brewing at home, so every incentive to make it possible is important. The top 12 groups to win funding (as chosen by the Foundation) were then entered into a further round of competition, from which the top 6 received an additional £150 as announced at an event celebrating the good practice of all concerned. Sarah plans to put the unexpected windfall towards advertising costs. Continue reading

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Everybody Hurts: Parent abuse on Radio Sheffield

The top story on the Radio Sheffield breakfast programme yesterday morning (October 3rd) was to do with the launch of a support group for parents being abused by their children in the Sheffield area. Toby Foster gave a very sympathetic hearing to “Anne”, who established the group to reach out to parents in the same position as herself. She has a son, now 14, who has been violent towards first his sister and then herself and others since he was 7 years old. He now has a diagnosis of Aspergers, but Anne stressed that violence to parents  was not only perpetrated by young people with health issues. Continue reading

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