I’ve been offered so many things that haven’t worked, school stuff mostly, and people who say ‘this is what you should do’. This wasn’t like that. You listened. I can only describe my life being like a race I was on and I kept tripping over the anxiety. You have helped me take control. I can just enjoy the race now, and it’s at my pace. I can even cope with school now. I’m grateful to have my life back and be mentally at peace. Nothing, absolutely nothing, has been as helpful as working with you.

Year 9-aged young person following regular coaching, Jan 2021

The sessions are excellent practice in helping my son to manage distractions, focus and listen to instructions. The individual attention is ideal, as is the fact that my son is at home for the sessions.

Considering we’re in a severe lockdown, the sessions are online, school attendance is terribly limited, and my son has barriers to learning, I think it’s amazing that he’s managed to get through sessions from Jan. 4th until March 2nd.

In addition, my son had his own CAMHS assessment online this week; he completed the whole hour of activities with a clinician, who he had never met before. It wasn’t easy for him at all. He got anxious at times, and distracted, but was able to recover quickly each time. My husband was really impressed that our son had managed the assessment.

I think that the experiences gained from doing the Relax Kids sessions made it significantly easier for my son to complete this assessment. Not only that, but the sessions are giving him an excellent training in learning a form of discipline that is needed for good concentration.

Finally, I’m noticing how useful it is for him to be experiencing the benefits of being able to repair any mishaps or breaks in concentration. These breaks are dealt with real empathy but firmly by Roy. This is really helping to build my son’s confidence up, as he learns to come back and try again (e.g to not give up at the first sign of difficulty).

Thank you Roy for all your hard work – it’s making a difference!

Name withheld (Primary School aged child coaching, Jan 2021 onwards)

‘Thank you so much Roy for running the pancake session (face to face session during Covid). He needed pushing to go but came back much happier and said it was great fun, and wow, you got him to eat something. He’s not eaten since Saturday (two days) so that’s a big relief. You are helping restore his confidence.’

Name withheld (in relation to youth work)

Roy has supported [my son] throughout the uncertain times of COVID and the lockdowns this year, which has been really helpful for us. I asked [my son] what he thinks of Roy and the Relax Kids 1:1s and he said, “Roy is kind and has helped me feel less anxious. The 1:1s are fun and I love Roy’s relaxing stories”. I would recommend Roy as a Relax Kids coach. Roy is very approachable, knowledgeable and dedicated to his work as a coach.

Imogen Parker, Relax Kids Parent, 2020

In Roy’s hands [the character] is given powerful currency…

Writing Magazine, 2019

A playful performer with great energy. Fun to watch.

Mark Curtis, Small Nose Productions

Roy has a sensational voice and clear presence whilst performing

Michael Corbidge, Voice and Text Associate, RSC

relax kids has worked really well with my son. my son is currently undiagnosed but has anger issues. he looked forward to seeing Roy every week to let Roy know how the week had gone and what methods he had used to help him. he loved the colours, characters etc that Roy used. breathing exercises work really well and when my son gets angry he may need to be told to breath but he now knows how to do it. Highly recommend the courses Roy offers

Lucy Worth, July 2019

I’ve enjoyed working with you. You were such a help. I don’t think I would have ever done it without you giving me a nudge from the background!

‘BJ’, June 2019

It’s been great working with you. Thank you for all your support. You’ve been a lovely person to communicate with during all this. I hope our paths cross again one day. 

Amy, June 2019