I am a single mum in recovery from alcoholism who hasn’t had the best start in life. I’m 31 years old and I’ve just done 4 years at college to become a therapist. I would love to go to university which my place has been secured, however my funding was refused as I studied at college. I’m truly gutted as the course I would like to do at university will better my life in the future and for my 18 month old child. The course is a passion of mine and it’s always been something I’ve wanted to do but with a history of addiction was never an option. I am now 4 years sober and going back to education which I failed as a child and more importantly I’m doing this so my daughter doesn’t have the same upbringing as me and she can succeed in life too. I would love to give back to mental health institutions and addiction centres as they helped me through some really bad stages of my life and this is what this course will do for me.