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‘A Safe Haven’ – Ellie & Delyth

Delyth Lynch June 17, 2020

‘A Safe Haven’ – Ellie & Delyth

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Almost a decade after leaving Wellington, OW Ellie Porter and Mrs Lynch discovered recently that they had more in common than they thought…

In this moving and candid chat, they share the reasons why boarding school was their “safe haven”, Ellie using it as an escape from living with her alcoholic father and Mrs Lynch from a mother with a serious mental health illness. Hear how their experiences have shaped their lives and just how important supportive friends and teachers can be.



If you are or have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this podcast, see below for places you can get help and advice:


National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Childline – 0800 1111

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Contact Mrs Lynch via email –