I was feeling anxious, stressed, dealing with low self-esteem. It wasn’t a nice feeling but I knew the support was there so I decided to engage with the youth service which was a new thing for me. I had help from my family, and the youth worker was great. They offered me a place on the youth programme and then further down the line about 3 years later gave me the opportunity to join the community employment program.
In general the organisation really supported me, especially through the personal connections are made with the Youth workers and my CE supervisor. As I result I was encouraged and got the confident to start further study in an area I’m really interested in.
Now I am feeling positive, happy and excited about the future. Because of the support I received, I am now feeling like I am on top of my mental health and well being.