James suddenly became a single father to 4 very young children after their mother recently left the family when her struggles with mental health issues became too challenging. James is now accessing the NHS mental health team himself, through which he was referred to CCP for additional support. James has suffered from growing anxieties and depression in recent months, not only from parenting and financial stresses, but also since the still birth of a baby girl at full term which significantly impacted the family 3 years ago.

In order to support the family, CCP have put James in touch with a local stillbirth and neonatal death charity where he has arranged to attend regular sessions. The two older girls are also accessing bereavement counselling to come to terms with recent events. CCP have also supported James in managing the family’s day to day routine, and have arranged for them to attend local activities together to build their relationships. James has also been receiving finance and housing advice through CCP in order to cope with financially supporting the girls whilst he is unable to work – as he is caring for them full time.

James now feels he is doing much better and is able to support his daughters, who although are keen to keep contact with their mum, are much more settled and happy in family life.