I was thinking about killing myself….

August 31st, 2017. Posted in comments

“Before I started to the therapy in Derman everything was different. I was depressed. Apart from my son I was not in contact with anybody else. I was thinking about killing myself. Through therapy sessions at Derman, I learned how to connect with people again. My dialogues with my children improved a lot. I have […]

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Derman services are invaluable

August 15th, 2017. Posted in comments

“I have been working with Derman’s advocates for some time now and I find the service they provide invaluable. It is impossible for me, in the 10 minutes I have with each patient, to take on their case and help with the multitude of forms, signposting etc. that they need particularly when they don’t speak […]

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I am so glad Derman is there for us

June 15th, 2017. Posted in comments

“We visited The Royal Botanic Gardens with the handcart group. It was a beautiful trip. For the first time I felt like I was doing something for myself and left all my problem and difficulties behind for a  day. I would like to thank Derman for this opportunity.  I am so glad Derman is there […]

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Counselling is for everybody who needs support and feel listened…

August 31st, 2016. Posted in comments

“I had my first experience of counselling this year. I wished to get this support before but I used to think that counselling for people who are not normal. I was wrong. Counselling is for everybody who needs support and feel listened. Thank you to Derman who gave me this opportunity.  It is the best […]

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I even attempted to commit suicide…

May 10th, 2015. Posted in comments

“My depression started in 1999 and I received some help at that time. Since 2005 I was like a living dead, I even attempted to commit suicide. After I started counselling I started to see improvements in me, I started to feel better. If I could have continued with my counselling, I think I would […]

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Because of counselling I am able to stand up on my two feet..

April 21st, 2015. Posted in comments

“Counselling has taught me to love myself and stand up for myself. I gained a lot of self confidence… I cannot say I am completely healed, I think I still have a long way to go. But because of counselling I am able to stand up on my two feet and see the way ahead […]

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We wouldn’t able to provide the same quality of care without them

January 18th, 2015. Posted in comments

“I am writing to express our support and gratitude for the invaluable advocacy work provided by Derman. We currently benefit from 2 sessions of Derman advocacy time per week. It is hard to overstate the importance of this work in enabling us to provide high quality primary care to our Turkish and Kurdish population. Many […]

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I am glad you are there to help…

September 20th, 2014. Posted in comments

“I am Turkish from Bulgaria. When I was no longer able to work due to my illnesses, I received help from Derman about benefits and homelessness. I am very pleased with your services. I am glad you are there to help.”

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The continuity in Derman’s advocacy service is essential

August 29th, 2014. Posted in comments

“I think it is an essential service for patients and healthcare professionals. As a GP, it allows me to work closely with Turkish speaking patients and their families. The continuity in Derman’s service also means that I can work in partnership with advocates – using their knowledge and understanding of the culture and the community. […]

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Derman helped me to hang in there….

July 15th, 2014. Posted in comments

“I want to express this: If Derman had not helped me, I could not have found the strength and had the wish to overcome my difficulties. You helped me to hang in there. I feel like a baby, who has just started crawling. This service helps people when they are in crisis and the existence […]

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