Tuesday 4th December, 2012

With proper understanding Peter flourished

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When Peter started attending Aspire clubs he was a very unhappy primary-school-aged boy with profoundly low self-esteem: school refusing and frequently excluded when he did attend.  He self-harmed and every day talked about suicide.

At the initial home visit that Ruth made before Peter came to Romsey Mill, it was fantastic to see how he flourished when treated with proper understanding.  A boy who was expecting to be 'wrong' or 'bad' was soon offering her a plate of his favourite treats and chatting positively about his interests. 

The Aspire youth group that Peter attends is the highlight of his week, a place where he feels safe and enjoys meeting with friends.

“Aspire is invaluable for our whole family. We simply couldn’t do without it.”