“When I decided to postpone my university studies last November I was in a bad way. I felt like I was letting everyone down. I was really disappointed in myself.
“After sixth form I had gone straight onto university. I wanted to work in computer security but when I got there I found it overwhelming living on my own for the first time. My problems with dyslexia became more apparent and developed into anxiety and depression. I felt like I didn’t know myself anymore.
“After I returned home I had no idea what I would do. I was completely lacking in motivation and felt confused. I walked into The Link, YG’s drop in, not really knowing what to expect. After starting the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, run by YG, I realised it was exactly what I needed. The programme helped me to feel normal again. It challenged me, but it also built my confidence back up. It showed me I can do things I never thought I could.
“I know it won’t be easy but my experience at YG has brought me back to life. I feel better prepared and able to cope with all the challenges ahead. Come September, I will be back in the lecture theatre and until then, I will be working for an independent computer security firm; earning money and gaining more experience in the workplace.”