Our stories

The Bromley by Bow Centre is a place made of stories. Tales of people who come here to make positive changes in their lives. Some seek support to move on; others stay connected with us during their long journeys of transformation.

Stories of success and progress are being made every day at the Centre and in our community. Here we share just a few of them.

Rafiu's story

Finding support to cope and a new, creative way forward

Rafiu’s story

Kelly's story

A Community Health Champion, inspiring others

Kelly’s story

Matt's story

Using personal experience to build a career helping others

Matt’s story

Tarana's story

Overcoming health challenges to fulfill a dream

Tarana’s story

Wade's story

From employment apprentice to valued staff member

Wade’s story

Sabeha's story

Social enterprise leader creating opportunities for local women

Sabeha’s story

Jemma's story

Connections with others through a love of sport

Jemma’s story

Povilas's story

New activities and connections with others

Povilas’s story

Rebeka's story

Finding work by learning English and developing skills

Rebeka’s story

Christo's story

Finding his work niche and next career steps

Christo’s story

Sharon (with Mandy)

A qualified gardener running Centre groups

Sharon’s story

Zenith's story

Skilled outreach-worker and trustee

Zenith’s story

Sam's story

A successful social enterprise based on mental health

Sam’s story
A black lady smiling at the camera in the Bromley by Bow Centre garden

Althea's story

Feeling more positive, focused and confident

Read Althea's story
A white man sitting on a bench with his dog in the Bromley by Bow Centre garden

Mick's story

Increased confidence and feeling good after weight-loss

Read Mick's story
A smiling man in a blue cap and a red hoodie looks at the camera

Alex's story

From feeling lost to finding direction

Read Alex's story
Val with her dog on the sofa

Bernadette’s story

Improved mood, outlook and confidence

Read Bernadette's story
Man in striped t-shirt waters plants with a red watering can with lady in purple jumper tending to some plants

Francis's Story

A helpful and friendly gardening group member

Read Francis's story
Sandra, a member of the Bromley by Bow Macmillan Social Prescribing Service smiles at the camera

Sandra's story

Support to focus on life not on cancer

Read Sandra's story
A smiley photograph of Meg, a Macmillan Social Prescribing service user

Meg's story

Social prescribing helps build strength and hope

Read Meg's story
Photo of East End Energy Adviser, Mosrath, smiling at the camera at the Bromley by Bow Centre

Mosrath's story

East End Energy Fit Advisor

Read Mosrath's story