Stories

  • Photo of a man looking out to see - representing a Red Balloon alumni
    4 June 2021

    Alumni: Josh’s story

    "Like many people, my path hasn’t been a straight line from A to B. Variety has been the main thing; trying lots of different hats on and seeing how they fit me."

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  • 5 March 2021

    Alumni: Juliet’s story

    "I don't really know how it would have turned out without Red Balloon. I'm hugely grateful for them being the lifeline I needed at exactly that point in my life."

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  • 5 March 2021

    Alumni: Daniel’s story

    "Red Balloon absolutely prepared me for the future. It taught me a lot about managing social interactions as well as treating others as equal."

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  • 14 July 2020

    Lilly’s Story

    "RBAir let me do all my lessons online and at my own pace, and they always listened."

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  • Teenager reading
    10 July 2020

    Jamie’s story

    "Red Balloon is a real constant for me."

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  • Red Balloon student, Ethan
    7 July 2020

    Ethan’s story

    "If I could pinpoint one thing that’s made the big difference for me, it’s having a safe place to learn."

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  • Red Balloon student Lottie
    30 June 2020

    Lottie’s story

    "I make decisions about when, where and what I learn and as a result of this I am getting higher grades."

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  • Peter's story
    9 April 2020

    Peter’s Story

    "I wouldn’t have had my voice if it weren’t for Red Balloon".

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  • Anna - A Red Balloon of the Air student
    7 April 2020

    Anna’s story

    “One of the best things at the start was the online and face-to-face therapy Red Balloon offers. It doesn’t feel like therapy; it just feels like chatting to someone about your life".

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