Film of the week: “Diagnosis for my children lead me to alcohol and self-harming”

One of the main services Scope offers is our Face 2 Face befriending scheme for parents of disabled children. For some parents, being able to talk to another parent who understands what you are going through and can offer emotional and practical support is a vital lifeline.

Alice Boardman is one mother whose life was turned around after she contacted Scope. Her two sons had been diagnosed as being on the austic spectrum and up until that point, she was really struggling to cope. You can find out more about her story in her own words by watching the film below.

If you’d like to find out more about contacting a parent befriender in your area, please visit the Face 2 Face pages on our website.