I came very warily to this group because of my experiences. I did not know who was trustworthy. I didn’t even trust myself to make decisions that were in my best interests. Putting it simply, I did not feel safe at all. I also knew that I was experiencing something all together disproportionate in respect of a relationship break-up. As mental health practitioner, I have direct experience of working with people who have a cluster B Personality Disorder, but this didn’t help me. I’d done a lot of reading and you-tubing and, although this was useful, it somehow left me feeling more isolated and dissociated. Coming to the support group allowed me to tell my story to hear others’ experiences face to face. We haven’t always agreed on the why’s and wherefore’s but, in talking openly and honestly with everyone a healing process has been initiated for me. In speaking up, I began to find my voice, my sense of humanity and acknowledge that there is strength in vulnerability. This is a truth I have always known but, back in May, my grasp on this fact had been severely compromised as a consequence of experiencing abuse within a relationship. Crucially, the Facilitators ensured that safety was at the heart of everything we discussed and worked on. They both bring a wealth of expertise, that is thoughtfully shared, but, for me, it’s how they work that is key. They show kindness, empathy and a balanced outlook and, to both of them, I wish to express my gratitude. As I do to everyone who shared the group intake with me. This project is an utterly unique and invaluable resource.