Michelle: “I said I don’t want to be here. She asked, here or life? I said life.”

Michelle: “I said I don’t want to be here. She asked, here or life? I said life.”

Self-employed carpenter Michelle Jones-Cheung reached breaking point when long-term recovery from surgery left her facing potential bankruptcy. As the daughter of a firefighter and brought up not to talk about her feelings, it took a breakdown during a visit to Harcombe House to make her realise it's okay to be honest with others and with yourself.

Jade, 18: Learning to love myself and live with chronic pain

Jade, 18: Learning to love myself and live with chronic pain

Receiving a diagnosis of scoliosis - a chronic pain condition - not long after her 17th birthday, Jade Turner turned to The Fire Fighters Charity to help her find ways to cope both physically and psychologically. Now the firefighter's daughter wants other young women to realise that when it comes to our bodies, there is no such thing as normal.