We are a community interest company which means that we are a company limited by guarantee that provides a benefit to the community.
You can meet our team below: no prizes for noticing the thing that we all have in common!
All our facilitators are qualified Youth Mental Health First Aiders and have enhanced DBS checks. Paths Through Change is ‘Developing Trauma Informed Practice’ with Nicola Lester Trauma Consultancy.
“When my parents were getting divorced I would have appreciated someone to talk to who understood what I was going though. Introducing a new step mum and step sister into my childhood home was really difficult, navigating between the two homes, having to remember what to bring with me, forgetting things, make sure I had lifts to and from places.”
“Coming from a broken home myself I know that the children’s emotions sometimes get overlooked and worse they can get caught up in the cross fire if a break up is particularly difficult. It would be very rewarding, and turn the negative experience I had into something positive by helping children in a similar situation. I’ll enjoy being there to listen and support hopefully with a good understanding of what they might be going through and be able to make it easier for a young person to navigate their parents separation and reduce the strain on their mental health.”
“I’m passionate about PtC’s mission because the younger Michelle wishes she’d had someone to speak to when her family was going through turmoil and disruption. What I didn’t realise is that lots of my friends were going through it to, but it wasn’t something we spoke about to each other. I believe that children and young people deserve to have someone to listen to their feelings and their concerns who are not part of the family and who will listen in a non judgemental way. I enjoy the sessions because of the people I meet and the things I learn – every session is different – its exciting and fun.”
Paths Through Change was founded by Eily Livingstone in 2020. She is a former Family Solicitor Advocate and teacher, a child of divorced parents and a parent. She has achieved the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & completed the Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People course with Public Health England.
Zara brings her level-headed and practical thinking to the Board of Directors. With 15 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, she is used to dealing with the impact of unexpected events. She is from a blended family herself and is a parent to 2 young children.
Dr Tom Livingstone has spent the last 15 years teaching, writing and providing entertainment for children and young people of all ages (as a lecturer, writer and parent). Having been a teenager when his parents separated, Tom is pragmatic and honest with the Board about the services young people really want (and don’t want).