My journey

My journey

It was the 4th of November when it all began The girl was only 13, she didn’t understand She cried every night on the phone Screaming to her mum she doesn’t want to be alone.   There was nothing she could do, she had no choice Nobody listened to her, she had no...

Have you been kind today?

When you help an elderly lady to carry her heavy shopping bags up the stairs; when you take a day off work to help a friend move house; when you spend your weekends volunteering for a charity, what do you do it for? In the words of Joey from Friends, “Look, there’s no...
Advice from others: Mental health

Advice from others: Mental health

We know that people who have been in care are more likely to experience difficulties with their mental health because of experiences before coming into care and all the different emotions and feelings that leaving your family can leave you dealing with. What is mental...
Advice from others: You are not alone

Advice from others: You are not alone

“You are not alone, other people have experienced the same feelings and help is out there.” Show Me That I Matter is the name of York’s Children in Care Council; we are a group of young people who all have experience of being in care in York. We wanted to help others...