“It has been a great opportunity for me to work with YG. It has been good to have part of my timetable covering skills that will help me in everyday life.
"The youth workers feel more like friends, it’s great to feel like someone is really listening to you. I love that we can be open and honest in the session and no one will judge you.
“I used to be bullied a lot. I often skived off school and was home schooled for a while. I worried about what everyone thought of me and I felt anxious and even self-harmed. We talked about bullying as part of our sessions and although I was nervous, it really helped hearing people share their feelings and to be able to share mine without being judged. Since working with YG I have learnt to feel good about who I am.
“We covered topics on depression and anxiety and different coping strategies. It really has helped me to move forward. Before, I had one friend and use to hide a lot, but I have really come out of my shell. I still struggle from time to time but now, I know how to talk to people and ask for help. Since starting with YG I haven’t had a day off school in ages, I speak up more in class and I am confident to share my opinions.”