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Anthony gets back on his feet with help from Newground

Anthony initially contacted the More Positive Together (MPT) team because we previously supported one of his friends into work. He saw how he had grown in confidence while on MPT after we helped him secure a flat, undertake Life Coaching and finally into employment and decided that we could hopefully do something similar for him.

Due to anxiety and depression Anthony left his job of 14 years after becoming disillusioned. His life continued to spiral downwards which eventually resulted in him being evicted. His confidence had taken a severe knock and he was sofa surfing. This compounded his depression which caused him to have dark thoughts.

With regular 1:1 sessions with his mentor he began to change his outlook and recognise that he had much to offer a prospective employer. The MPT team contacted the council’s Housing Options team who advised on what was available locally in regards to support and he met our Employment Advisor who spoke to him about an upcoming position at a local employer.

After a successful first interview Anthony was invited to a second interview and was offered the job. Things have changed massively and he is very complimentary about the help he received saying that he could not have done it without us. His confidence has returned and he has recently started a new relationship.


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