Trapped in an abusive and violent relationship, Bee turned to alcohol and struggled with depression. Pushed to the limits, she tried to take her own life. When she woke up in hospital, she made the decision to detox from alcohol. But due to her extended hospital stay, she fell into rent arears and was evicted.

While living in a female-only hostel, Bee began to attend SHP’s Fuchsia programme, a series of workshops designed to prepare people for employment, education and training.

“When I walked through SHP’s door, my life changed," she says. "I thought that at worst it would get me out of the house, but it did more than that – it was a revelation.”

When I walked through SHP’s door, my life changed. I thought that at worst it would get me out of the house, but it did more than that – it was a revelation.

With encouragement from SHP, Bee rediscovered her passion for music and art, and also accessed therapy. The programme helped her to set goals, and being able to interact with men in a safe environment helped her to overcome some of the anxieties her past experiences had left her with.

Today, Bee has made a full recovery. She performs regularly with her band, volunteers for SHP and is starting a teacher training qualification.