We run a number of projects committed to helping young people with mental health problems to take control of their lives and get back on track.
Chris Holt is one of the many young people we have supported to achieve success. Chris has suffered from severe depression for many years which unfortunately had a negative impact on his education, training and ability to find employment. Through this difficult time Chris had support from his GP, but he felt it was not taking him in the right direction.
Chris first got involved with us when he attended our GROW project, where his progress was soon recognised by his Key Workers Dipak Mistry and Stephen Bedeau. Dipak said: “We made simple observations including him taking his coat off after just two sessions, a sign that he was comfortable and secure, and planned to stay. Chris engaged well and always made contributions to our workshops.
“We have a restorative approach to working with young people and therefore we chat and check in with them before, during and after all of our sessions. It was during these conversations that Chris told us he had noticed an improvement in his mental health thanks to the structure that the GROW project had brought to his week, he had something to look forward to that was positive and practical.”
Chris’ progress with our GROW project continued which led him to engage with Talent Match, one of our projects supporting young people to find employment.
By connecting with these projects, we were able to refer Chris to the appropriate mental health services where his Key Workers support him to attend appointments.
If you’re a young person, or know a young person, who could benefit from our projects supporting young people to get back on track, please get in touch: /contact/.