Family Support Volunteer
Hello my name is Leah; my son joined LND back in 2019, and has recently graduated to become a Lads Need Dads Ambassador.
I currently work in a special school in Clacton and have done now for 10 years. I am a Thrive practitioner this means I work with children on a one to one basis and use strategies through play, arts and crafts to help children and young people, who may have suffered trauma, had an interruption in their learning or have attachment issues, learn about their emotions and regulate their own behaviour.
I became a family support mentor to help and assist with mums and carers who also need support when the lads go through the programme, as I did. Knowing how well the team supports the boys I thought it was a fantastic idea, and I wanted to help support the Mums and carers, as they are important to LND too. Being able to use my skills and experiences to help support others is a pleasure.