Gill’s Story

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knitting-lady-300x213Restore is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ve got a new life and new beginning.

I had a difficult relationship with my family as I felt unloved and unwanted. I’ve had depression for a long time and I comfort eat. When my husband was at work, I used to sit at home alone a lot, with nothing to do. When we moved to Oxfordshire, I went to the doctor for my prescription and she told me about Restore.

I’ve been coming now for 3 months. Restore is keeping me going. I’m getting out and meeting people. I’m learning to do stuff. I’m interested in crafts; I love kitting. With support from the staff, I’m starting a crafts course this January. I’m also teaching other members at Restore to knit.

Another goal of mine is to lose weight and I’m going on a weight management programme.

Every day is a blessing. I don’t think I’ve had a bad day since I came here. If I hadn’t had something to focus on, I’d not be here today. I’m getting all the help and support I need.  It stops me from going over the edge.

When I was referred here, it was the best thing ever.