Welcome to the Second Series of The InDependent Spouse.

This week I have been talking to Jo Lomax, the inspirational founder of Huggable Heroes. Jo and her team produce personalised Huggable Heroes for those suffering from anxiety or separation. Inspired by her own experiences as a wife of a Marine Jo started the company in 2015 and now helps all sorts of families with her Huggable Heroes. They are for children who are in hospital, for children with separated parents, for those struggling with dementia, and of course for our own Armed Forces Community – because everyone going through deployment does need a hug!

This first episode of Series Two is very emotional and I cannot thank Jo enough for being so open and genuine when she shared her story with me.