Hello, my name is Owen. I care for my wife, Nikki. My wife has had a mental illness for a few years now. We were introduced to Life Links by my Wife’s CPN.
Last year, my Wife’s illness worsened and we found that our existence was turned upside down. The team have been a great support to us in these times and have helped both of us in many different ways. They have advised us and provided counselling as well as being a strong and reliable platform when it seemed that our life was out of control. Just having someone you can talk to in such a situation is something that I can’t stress the importance of. They have been amazing.
In my interactions with mental and physical health professionals, I have often felt invisible. My own needs and feelings have rarely, if ever been taken into account when my Wife’s illness has been treated. The team at Life Links have always taken a different approach. Since we started visiting the team, they have seen my Wife and myself as a team of two people, not just as a patient and someone who tags along to keep her company.
I’d like to thank the people at Life Links for being there when our life was in a crisis, just as much as they were in less stressful times.