"She Realised She Had Something to Offer Her Child" - The Call That Changed Her Life: Amanda's Story – 96five Family Radio

“She Realised She Had Something to Offer Her Child” – The Call That Changed Her Life: Amanda’s Story

By Beth RiversMonday 28 Oct 2019

Breakfast show presenter Nicky encountered Amanda early on in her time at 96five, while she was volunteering in the phone room. Amanda called in after dropping her child off at childcare — intending to end her life that day.

What happened next was amazing. Nicky says:

She turned on 96five and at that time we had something called Mummy Minutes, which always ended with ‘You’re doing a great job and thanks for being a mum’. She said she realised she had something to offer to her child and she didn’t go commit suicide that day.



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