In this episode we learn about Phoebe from the perspective of her father, Matthew. Phoebe is a nine-year-old girl who happens to have Down’s Syndrome. Matthew recounts his experiences of what it is like to raise a child who is so often labelled by her condition.
This episode introduces us to Chrissy, a woman who has many strings to her bow, including being a tutor, a coach and a poet. She was living on her own in London when the lockdown was announced and she found herself feeling particularly isolated. As a result, when there was a call for people to help at her local food bank, she answered that call immediately.
This episode of Our Voices looks at the heartbreaking struggle of Ross: a son, father and finacé who took his own life in the midst of lockdown at the age of 31. We hear from Ross’s father, Mike, who reflects on the challenges his son faced and how, as a society, we could do more to help those who are battling serious mental health challenges.