The programme allowed me time and freedom

I had been attending some meetings of another organisation, but was left feeling stuck with sadness, but one of their members gave me EV’s details.

After my son’s death, my husband had a heart attack and needed surgery; I felt a huge burden and pressure to be positive and to take care of my other children and husband. My mother was grief stricken, stopped eating, lost the use of her legs and died the day after the murderer was found guilty at trial.

The EV programme was nurturing and allowed me time and freedom to consider the impact his murder had on me, as well as my family. The Facilitators were wonderful and the content of the programme balanced. I think the title of ‘Escaping Victimhood’ is apt, I don’t want to be defined by the murder but I don’t want to forget it, I do want to hold the wonderful memories I have of my son.