Vikie Shanks
Vikie Shanks

Vikie Shanks has seven children and has been a single mother since her husband's suicide eleven years ago. Six of her children are autistic, the seventh is severely Dyslexic and the youngest two have Cerebral Palsy alongside their autism. Vikie now works to raise awareness for autism, mental health and suicide prevention and has appeared on TV numerous times, won many awards and speaks at events about theses subjects. Vikie has written a book called 'Unravelled' (Amazon), has done a TED talk called 'Why my autistic children don't need a cure' (Youtube) and a film has been made about her family called 'Kingdom of Us' (Netflix).

Domestic Abuse: 4 Reasons Why We Stay

I was watching a documentary the other night about a lady who was in an abusive relationship which ended in her being set on fire by her partner and dying.  A horrific…