Frightening, but not. I just marched up the stairs, you know, head down, not knowing what’s going to happen. 

I walked in, straight away met my NewAccess coach, and it was like meeting a friend.

And it was the first time someone actually discussed my feelings and how I was at the time, so you know I loved it.

I found out about NewAccess through Facebook as such. It was actually my partner. I said ‘What do you think of this?’ And she said, ‘What have you got to lose?’

There was no judging. It wasn’t judgemental whatsoever. So I felt so privileged that for once, someone was talking about me, and I was talking to them about where I’m at.

There was a couple of times where I was working part time and I had to go to work. I would actually make a phone call and we’d just go through, because you don’t want to miss a session, because then you actually short cut your progression yourself. 

The best part was when I went in and we did our last session and I was sort of back to work, working part time. And I was dubious as I didn’t know whether it was working, or had sent me back or forth. I was very frightened and my NewAccess coach actually said look at the chart. Look at this. You’ve been stable. I don’t want to see you anymore.

I feel when I’m happy, when I’m at my best. And anyone around will tell you, they feel at their best.

Don’t feel ashamed, don’t feel frightened. Actually make a phone call. Get off your backside. Get off the bed, and make a phone call. You won’t regret it. There is hope.