Nicola is a mother of four children and also has two grandchildren. In January 2016 her family were struggling after a crime and bereavement had deeply affected them. Nicola’s daughter had an Early Help Worker to support her and felt that Nicola could do with some support herself. Nicola was referred to a Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Course led by Fegans. This was the turning point for her family.
Nicola found that the leaders on the course were inspiring, welcoming and helpful and really benefited from discovering that she was not alone and not a failure. The course gave her the parenting tools she needed and she also made some amazing friends with Mums on the course who she continues to meet up with regularly.
Nicola was so inspired by Fegans that she wanted to help and give something back. She became a volunteer ambassador to raise awareness of Fegans and the family support they offer and attended training in the Incredible Years (IY) programme to help run a parenting course.
One year from becoming a client at Fegans Nicola is now an employee. She is really excited to join the Fegans team, where she will run IY courses and give parents support at home. Fegans has given Nicola and her family the support they needed and now she can help others.
“Thank Fegans for caring about me and my family and for giving me this wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to other families who are struggling.” Nicola Baldwin