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Our Stories

We love to celebrate the stories of those people who we have helped back on their feet, in this section read all about the people behind the service and their experiences of AFG.

*Names have been changed to protect identities

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Gary’s* Story

Gary* has been supported by AFG for a couple of years now following his hospitalisation and subsequent detention under the Mental Health Act. Gary was diagnosed with Psychogenic Polydipsia – the need to take in excessive amounts of fluid and in Gary’s case this was water.

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Brenda’s* Story

Having spent much of her adult life in and out of numerous institutions and hospitals, Brenda* suffers from severe mental illness including paranoid schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders – leading her to distrust support services and treatments on offer.

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Bethany’s* Story

Having spent several years struggling to overcome the symptoms of anxiety, bulimia and dissociative identity disorder, Bethany* found it hard to build trust with those around her, making it hard to engage with family and friends as well as support staff in place to help her. She was solely reliant on her mother being by her side to take her to and from appointments, struggling to leave her home without her by her side.

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