A Parent's Story

My school link has been a fantastic support to my kids and me for as long as I can remember. She has continually offered me and my kids great advice and a listening ear throughout the many years I have struggled with bad health and depression. I suffered from a heart attack and two strokes and being a single parent to five, without her guidance and help it would have been impossible to cope and see my children achieve and become the respectful caring young people that they are today. She also supported us through some really tough episodes when we had housing issues, home moves etc.

I have two kids still at school and doing really well. The other three have gone on to university or employment.

My school link has been involved with the family for such a long time and it gives me great comfort knowing that although she no longer works within the school I know that she is always just a phone call away for the kids or myself any time we need her advice or support.

I have difficulty in trusting other folk to confide in with health and family issues yet I have never felt at any time we cannot confide in her.

I would 100% recommend the MCR mentoring scheme to any pupils, parents or carers. Regardless of whether your kid’s future pathway is college, university or employment an MCR mentor will work with them to support their ambition. My family are living proof!