You helped me realise that I'm worth saving

There was once a time when the only thing I looked forward to was the future. It seemed all so scary and pointless. I didn’t dare dream, plan or assume with optimism but focused on getting through another day. I felt unsafe, scared and helpless. I didn’t think anyone could protect me and I certainly didn’t think it would stop. If I called other agencies I was usually greeted with empathy and a calm voice but no action, or actions taken were slowly processed. When I called Aviva, I don’t remember what I said but I remember your response was one of action.

You didn’t see a girl scared, you saw a need of safety and you stepped up. I haven’t had to use the personal alarm but having it and the new locks have made me feel safe and worth saving. You helped me realise that I am worth saving.

You have helped me see a bigger perspective and that is how I am able to now see all that life has to offer. You have helped me dream, overcome and educated me in areas of psychology and safety I have never heard of. I understand myself and others better.

Thank you for showing me the beauty in the world! I will look forward, knowing my mistakes don’t define me.