LeanOnUs provides a platform for individuals to share their personal experiences, causes or products that can help to make the world a better place.
Our goals include providing encouragement and useful information as well as raising awareness and educating our visitors.
Our members offer a whole host of support services, some of which include counselling, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, transformation coaching, motability advice, gas safety, product safety, consumer rights, child protection, legal advice, free teleconferences (specifically Lyme Disease but includes chronic pain), insurance policy claims advice and support, children’s workshops, interventions, parenting advice (moms and dads), graphic and website design, live radio shows, speakers bureau as well as marketing and social media services.
LeanOnUs Community Highlights
The POWER of a Story: Talk to Teens and PreTeens…
Your fifteen year old daughter has just been invited to a party – her first party. You don’t want to say no. You know she could have a lot of fun and potentially learn a great deal, but you are also fearful. You know what can, and does, happen…
You want to assess how your daughter feels about drugs and what she would do if she was tempted to use them at the party. You want to build the relationship with her because you haven’t connected with her lately and she is giving you ‘attitude’ about going. You also want to close the gap between yourself and your partner because he doesn’t have the same fears about the party as you do. You want to deliver a message to her about important safe sex practices because you know that things “can happen” at parties, especially if she drinks etc… read more
Be Safe This Summer! (available in 6 languages)
Download your free pack – Leaflets for Children and Young Adults
Fair Financial Support for Fostering and Adoption
Recently, I started a government petition to highlight a perceived inequality within the care system that is adversely affecting a great number of families and, indirectly, the children they care for. As the petition restricts you to only a few words, it very difficult to get ALL your points across. I hope that what I am about to cover, goes someway to explaining why we need your support to promote discussion on this subject.
Firstly, I wish to acknowledge that there are numerous ongoing studies with regard to this subject and that not everyone will agree with this petition. I understand that some families will be entirely content with the arrangements they have in place with their local authority and if you are one of these lucky families, it is probably down to the area in which you live and/or the knowledge or advice that has been afforded you. On the other hand, many families in other areas of the country, they will feel unjustly treated, or even duped into accepting considerably less support than the children they care for are entitled to. As a carer, who has experience in this area, I am concerned about the disparity of financial support between Kinship and Foster Carers given that they do the same job and go through the same checks and training. Added to this, 2 years ago a court of appeal ruled that both Kinship and Foster Carers are entitled to the same… read more
ICE Wallpaper Creator
After 10 years of campaigning for mobile manufacturers to share a uniform system to ICE our mobile phones, Bob Brotchie decided it was time to take it into his own hands and release an app to overcome the growing lack of uniformity and inherent limitations due to locked-screens. This is where the ICE Wallpaper Creator comes into play.
Poetry by Bobby Watts – A Patient’s Prayer
Series – A Candid Look at Alzheimer’s
THERE IS NEVER anything genteel about the person in the Body in the Bed. Films and TV programmes – even documentaries – never quite get to the visceral, hopeless heart of it all. That heart, which continues to beat away the dark-time interminable hours, where the thin line between sanity and the rest of the universe winds its tiny shiny cord. I had been lied to… read more
“Your mascot is almost as handsome as me. Lime green shirt is brave choice, but he pull off well.” Aleksandr Orlov
Have you connected with (LOU)… a finger on the pulse of support groups worldwide.
Saw this and thought of you… How simple, this quote, but so apt with your brilliant community work. – “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” (Dr Seuss).
Our pleasure… Love what you do. Keep up the great work.
You cover many important issues. Good work.
…and I’m proud to be part of such a loving, caring community. Thank you!…
Special thanks to you… for allowing LOU to be used as a vehicle to reach the people.
Encouragement for those who need it and a kick in a rear facing orifice for certain others! 😉
Thanks for continuing to be such a wonderful and consistent voice of support.