“Being a father happened way too young, I was a child myself. The situation caused me severe mental stress. I was spending huge amounts on drugs and was self-harming to get myself through the day. There were several occasions when I considered taking my own life.
 
“I heard about YG through my ex-partner and the job centre, since then I haven’t looked back. That small step has had such an impact on my life. By working with YG I have found a new confidence, I am proud of myself for what I have achieved with their support. They didn’t judge me for my past and were patient and fair. They challenged me to be a better person and believed in me.
 
“Since working with YG I have gone on to study a course in Health & Social Care at Gloucestershire College and am waiting to hear about starting an apprenticeship within the NHS. YG has supported me to get my life back on track. I am now in my own flat, in supported housing and looking towards a better future for me and my little boy.”