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Our Stories

We love to hear about our service users’ personal recovery stories. Please take a moment to watch our latest service user stories.

What our service users say about some of Community Links’ services

“I really can’t heap enough praise on my support worker as she has helped me in so many ways that instead of feeling like I don’t fit into the world, I now feel I have taken a giant step into normality.”  Dual Diagnosis service user Jeff Read the full story here (pdf)

“At the start it felt like starting the first day of school, I had no idea what to expect but the staff were very caring and non-judgmental.”  Clear service user J Wood  Read the full story here  

“I have been able to calm down, focus and take care of myself.”
Brigid House resident

“Octavia House has provided me with a place I can feel safe, eat properly and the one to one support has helped me identify the trigger and symptoms of my illness and what to do when this happens. It has also helped me budget my money. I was socially isolated when I came here and now I have made some new friends I hope I can keep.”
Octavia House resident

“It has helped me regain control of my life and go on to be more productive in life.”
Aspire service user

“I am now in control of, and up to date with, my bills and this is the first time in a long time. I have recently begun keeping a drink diary to ensure I was not overdoing my 3 litres a day and I am happy with this.”
CLASS service user

The service has helped me to challenge and overcome my psychosis thoughts and helped me get back to living normally again.”
York and Selby EIP service user

“I feel a lot better than I was 8 weeks ago when I wanted to die. Now I understand I want to move forward and feel normal again but to do this I want to keep out of trouble with the Police.”
CIT service user

“I would like to thank you for helping me get the right support I needed.”
CIT service user